Making a Backdrop

I have read many blog posts of photographers making their own backdrop so, I had to try. I have a very important photo shoot coming up and wanted a particular background. I searched everywhere and could not find what I wanted. I am not done but, I am going to show you what I have so far. It isn't pretty. Hopefully when I pull the tape off it will have the appearance of a circus tent/backdrop. It really should look like the side of a tent with stripes of blue and white.

I was just getting started

I was just getting started

One side complete

One side complete

I am hopeful the paint did not spread under the tape--but I have a plan if it does

I am hopeful the paint did not spread under the tape--but I have a plan if it does

This should have been a two person project--don't try this alone. As you can see it did not lay flat. As I taped my lines I was tugging on the one side a pressing firmly on the edge of the tape. It looked straight as I taped. Hmmmm. I also learned you should go with the color you want without having to mix colors. Also, painting on fabric has me believing you can mix half paint and half water. I didn't do it that way but I came close with the last batch. It went on much smoother. One more thing I learned. Don't stand over your project admiring your work with a wet roller because it WILL drip on your cloth. Well, it is on the end. Lesson learned.