DIY - Styling Board
Hello there!!! If you know me, one of my favorite part in covering a wedding day is to capture and style the wedding details. I absolutely love shooting pretty rings, shoes, invites, and everything in between! But, we photographers know this heart stopping experience, when we walk to a room to do bridal detail photos and there is no space, object or backdrop in sight! Let me share with you a DIY project that I did, that helped me with capturing lovely wedding details.
what you need will be:
24 x 32 board/canvas
1 yard Linen
Glue gun or Staple Gun
Iron and ironing board
This is simple, easy and very inexpensive! You can choose what board you want to use. It can be a foamboard, a hardboard or a canvas. I found my board at another craft store called De Serres. They carry multiple boards and paper, and in variance of thickness. Next, in looking for fabric I found two ways, Its either you can order online or visit fabric stores. I opted to go to the stores and I went to Spadina in downtown Toronto. It was such a wonderful experience for me that I will definitely do that again, should I decide to add another board for my project. I bought 1 yard in different colors and shades. I also bought authentic white silk ribbon, that I am planning to dye later on. I will post that project in another entry. ^_^
After gathering my materials, I measured my fabric and cut it with an inch in a half in each sides. One thing that you will learn is that linen is very hard to make wrinkle free. I ironed it like a mad woman and because I was pressing too hard the jagged pattern of the metal underneath the ironing board is coming out in the linen. I learned from my seamstress friend that you can also use a steamer to iron out the wrinkles or creases.
After ironing it and ensuring it that its wrinkle free (I have a little OCD in that department hehehe.) I layed it flat underneath my board and started putting the hot glue on the sides. :) Take note, when sticking the glue or using the staple gun, ensure to pull your fabric on all the sides to avoid any air pockets. And glue/staple it tight and snug. And its DONE TADAH!