I have been taking an online photo course and the topic of Backdrops keeps coming up. A great backdrop can seriously make or break your picture.
I have been scanning the internet for affordable backdrops. There are a lot available but I questioned the cost. Without spending a fortune I wondered how I could get a step ahead in this area. Plus have you seen the options? How could I restrict myself to one vinyl?
Blog sites are full of suggestions, go to your nearest hardware store, go to Etsy, shop your house… all viable possibilities. There are problems though, my hardware store does not sell barnboards nor weathered pieces.
Cement and brick walls may not be close at hand…. and Etsy well not cheap.
I was at Michael’s today and they had fake boards as a backdrop. Now they do not sell the backdrop but it got me thinking, are their paper options. I went in search of the scrap booking section and found ten of the most amazing textured look prints I could find. I spent $10.00 and I have to say I am very impressed with the results.
Take a look at the burlap, now I know that is an affordable medium but this is a 12 x 12 piece of paper. Think of the storage you will not need. Next for me I think is the pink washed boards (only 69 cents in the USA)
a brick wall at your fingertips.
Burlap paper, takes up very little space on your shelf.
This is my favourite, weathered boards without splinters
I love the white brick as a backgroup but the wood grain may be too flat
The paper selection at Michael’s is fantastic. This allows you to bring a different level to your pictures. Head out and see what you can find and let’s share the experience #fakebackdrops.
Now I am on the lookout for white cupboards to create the perfect fake blogger kitchen. Got any leads for this gal.