Photo Shoot Flower Background

Photo Shoot Flower Background. I had a client doing a hair editorial for Valentines day and I wanted to create a romantic Photo Shoot Flower Background (on a budget) aka a large paper flower backdrop.

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I went to the usually places looking for materials: Michael’s Craft Store, Joann Fabric Store, and Hobby Lobby.  But, they didn’t have anything affordable.  Then I headed to my go-to clutch store: Home Depot.  They always have the coolest things in large sizes.  Then, I came across it – Rosin paper. They had two colors: pink with a dark pink on the reverse side as well as a tan with dark tan on the reverse side. Obviously, I went with the pink. The roll of paper was huge (and the paper was thick) and only $10! What a steal of a deal!  I left in excitement to start the project.

Rosin Paper

The idea was to use paper to create a 3D flower background. Hooray for DIY projects!  The project uses inexpensive materials but is vary laborious.  My first step was to figure out what type of flowers I wanted to create. Obvious, since I had to cover a 10×10 surface for the photoshoot I wanted something easy to make so I went with these two types of origami flowers.

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I used these two instruction sheets to learn how to make them and scaled them appropriately. I made some on the dark pink side and some on the light pink side.

http://ideasmag.co.za/craft-decor/craft-paper-flowers/

http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-make-paper-roses.html

Once I got the hang of it, I made a lot of them! I made a few really large rose ones to use as accents.  Then I joined two sheets of Rosin paper together and hung it from a mock wall so I had an easy time gluing the flowers to it!  The picture below is the half way point.

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I used a hot glue gun to do all the adhering to the background. I had to smoosh the bottom of the roses to create a flat surface to attach to the paper.  Here is a photo with the whole Photo Shoot Flower Background done.

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Then this is what we created for the Photo Shoot Flower Background of the shoot. It would be a great window display or visual merchandising piece as well for little cost.  I used gold picture frames and some gold letters that spelled LOVE out to add the final touches!

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The final Valentine’s day editorial photos are to come featuring this fabulous Photo Shoot Flower Background labor of Love, no pun intended.  Stay tuned for more!

Jennifer Lynn: San Fancisco based window display artist and visual merchandiser focusing on set design and background construction for editorials! Contact me for more info on my contact page!

Categories: Prop Design, Set Design

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