What is an Artboard? It is a sturdy, strong, flat board that is made of pressed paper and covered with a slightly textured white paper. Why are there Artboards? To give you the perfect surface for mixed media, crafts, art, home decor projects and more. Unlike a stretched canvas, which is more flexible on top or a piece of wood that is natural in color, this white covered, flat board will accept any craft medium, show off the true color, hold heavier objects, allow you to nail or drill in and stands alone as a piece of art on an easel, in a frame or on its own.