Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: poster board, mini roller, paint
As much as I love the clean and simple aesthetic of the white backdrop, it seems that the smallest smudge can make it unusable. Which let’s face it, happens more often than not when crafting. Instead of recycling your less than perfect stash, try painting them to give them a new and colorful life!
If you plan on painting multiple colors, I recommend lining your tray with aluminum foil so that you don’t have to get a new tray every time. You can use acrylic craft paint, I just chose to use the leftover paint I had from this planter project.
Roll on your paint and let dry. If you use a bristle brush, you’ll be able to see brushstrokes. If your poster board is really thin, the edges will curl up, so once the paint is dry, flip over and weigh the corners down with books. This should help controlling the curling a bit.
And that’s it! So fun, don’t you think? These are perfect to make if what you’re shooting is white or lightly colored (helps it really pop). But if you’re not into color for your photography, you can always give this DIY Wooden Backdrop a try!