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Jennifer Petersen

Help with how to make my own backdrop

I have 2 large pieces of muslin and my dye. How do I get that mottled type look on the muslin? Any suggestions are very appreciated!

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5/3/2006 6:10:38 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
There are a few ways of doing this, but there are directions and examples on the Studio Photography threads.
I hope this will help.
If you go there and post the question , I am sure someone can remember exactly witch thread it was on.
I hope this helps,

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5/3/2006 6:52:29 AM

Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  I made some new backdrops this morning after reading about them on another forum. They are awsome and so easy. Takea bedsheet, I used a brown one and then got Silver hammered spray paint from walmart. Lay the sheet out and then just scrunch it all up, sprat, reposition, scrunch it again and then spray some more. It dries really quick and it is not stiff. I have done several of them and I will post a couple of them in my gallery.

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5/3/2006 9:29:20 AM

Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  Hi Jennifer, I have two new backdrops in my gallery that I made this morning. Using sheets and spray paint, they look awesome. Lay out the sheet and then scrunch it up all over, I used a brown sheet and the silver hammered spray paint, just spray it all over, reposition it and scrunch some more and then spray again, keep doing that until you get the desired look. It dries quickly and is not stiff, I think you can even wash it. I know when Iget spray paint on my clothes it doesn't come off. I love them.

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5/3/2006 9:41:29 AM

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