I spent a good part of the last few days getting some work matted, framed, and packed for a show that I'm a part of next month (more on that later). I figured I would share with you the way that I hang my masonite panel paintings. I wanted them to float off the wall while also being stable, and easy to hang. I've used this method for both small and large panels, and it seems to work wonderfully.
So here is my panel:
It is about 1/8" thick, so most traditional ways of hanging panels are ruled out.
Here are the supplies you'll need (plus glue!)
*please note, the phrase 'baby saw' is referring to the size of the saw, not the intended use.
You should be able to screw the screw eyes in with your hands, no special tools needed. Then simply glue it to the back of the panel.
When you nail the nails into the wall, you can angle them up to make sure the panels stay flush to the wall. The second wood strip is glued to the bottom of the panel - this keeps the panel floating off the wall at a consistent depth.
I've used this method to hang both paintings on, and photographs mounted to masonite panels. The finished image appears to float on the wall, and doesn't need any additional framing. I think it is the perfect solution when you want a minimal way to present your work without the distraction of a frame.
If you use this method to hang a piece, let me know in the comments to this post, I'd love to see what you do!