What's a girl to do with these long midwest winters?!
I've been starting to work on my indoor studio and been experimenting with backdrops. In my dreams I have endless Oliphant backdrops at my disposal, but for now, I thought I'd take a stab at creating my own backdrop when I found a piece of muslin in my mom's fabric stash. I wanted a soft coral and pink backdrop for my daughter's 10 month photos, and I thought I'd snap some pics along the way to show you how I did it - it's super simple! Keep in mind that I fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to DIY projects, and my method may look different than yours. If you make one yourself, use your creativity and don't over-think it. You can improvise by using things you already have around your house, like using old rags or t-shirts to rag on the paint instead of buying paint brushes. This is what helped me keep the cost of this project to a minimum, and the only thing I had to buy was the paint and fabric softener (and I only ended up using about 1/4 of the containers).
Painted backdrop materials:
- Muslin - FREE
- 2 quarts interior eggshell sample paint from Lowes - $3.48 each (I used Valspar's Coral Reef and Champagne Pink)
- fabric softener - $3.98
- rag/t-shirt/paint brush
- paper towels
- acrylic paints