This is a super quick and easy photo shoot backdrop that only takes several items to make! I was fun to make, the kids helped and I loved how the end result turned out. I’m listing the supplies that I used (with links) below as well as step-by-step instructions. I’d love to see any backdrops you make from this tutorial (feel free to post in the comments below!):
- Polystyrene Board (we used a 4×8 and cut it down to 4×6)
- Wallcovering Adhesive (I used Sure Grip Heavy Duty Wallcovering Adhesive – 1 Quart)
- Antique/Vintage Wallpaper (got mine at Hannah’s Treasure on Etsy)
- Any smoothing brush or paint brush (I used a foam brush that I had in my craft drawer)
- Gather your supplies
- Gently rip the edges of your paper for a jagged edge. The vintage paper I used was very delicate/ripped easy, so I had to do this carefully so that the paper wouldn’t rip in half.
- Brush the wallcovering adhesive onto either the paper or the board, doesn’t matter either way.
- Press the paper onto the board and begin layering your pieces.
- As you layer, don’t hesitate to be rough, wrinkle your paper or get adhesive on the front-side of the paper, as all of this contributes to the weathered/aged look.
- You may want to do extra ripping once all of the pieces are on the board. I just sort of eyed it and ripped/tailored as needed.
- Allow to set/dry. I used bricks (and…eh hem…sun block 🙂 ) to hold the pieces down as they dried.
- *Optional: Allow the backdrop to weather in the sun and early morning dew for extra wrinkles and fading.
- Once you’re finished, enjoy!