Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DIY Photography Backdrop :)

SOOOOO as creative as i am i have never done a tutorial ANDDDD i think i should. I have been taking plenty of pictures lately (maybe ill post a few) and i realized i need to get better and actually take my pics serious but the only way to do that is create my faux studio until of course i get a real one so yes. I have looked online and found an awesome tutorial BUT yall know me i freaked it MinaLo style SOOOO here goes!!!

STEP ONE: You will need to gather all your materials so they are easily accessible

1. Gloves2. Fabric Dye3. Rubber Bands4. A Bucket5. Fabric (as big as you want i used a king size sheet)6. Scissors
7. Salt
8. A Large Spoon
9. A Bathroom
10. lots of other SPACE to actually dye the fabric.

STEP TWO: open the Sheet packaging or white fabric that you haveSTEP THREE: take a rubber band and begin to make bunches all over the sheet...like so,STEP FOUR: Put on your Gloves and fill your bucket with hot/ warm water. Make sure there is just enough water where the sheet will be completely submerged.The package on the Dye said 4 cups of water to each pack but i said screw it and bought two packs of dye and did it MinaLo's way. Only because two packs of dye to 8 cups of water is WAYYY too much color for me but to each his own :)
STEP FIVE: Dunk the Bundled Fabric into the water so that it gets very damp. Wring out and put aside. STEP SIX: Gather the Salt, Dye and Spoon. The package of dye said to add two tablespoons for each pack of dye but of course i didnt measure the water correctly so YUP you got it, i did my own measurement with the salt. Make sure you stir the salt well in the walter before adding the dye Now after pouring the salt add the dye. Then, stir the contents STEP SEVEN: Grab your dampened fabric ball and place nicely into the bucket of Hot/Warm water. Now Stir for fifteen minutes. I basically listened to music while doing this or stared at the kids playing in the back. If you have neither music or kids playing in the back then you will be bored so just stir the damn fabric :) NOWWWWWWW we wait! haha yea it will take 45 minutes for one pack of dye soooo i waited two hours occasionally turning the fabric so that the color was evenly distributed.

STEP EIGHT: Take your bucket to the bathroom or any area that you can empty the contents well. STEP NINE: Run extremely cold water and pour the bucket/ container over down the drain. Slowly introduce the fabric to the cold water. STEP TEN: Start taking off the Rubberbands while running the fabric under cold water...if your mother is anything like mine you may get in trouble for just running water. Something like: "aye gyal i does pay fuh watah" ....so it would be best to collect the freezing cold water in the container you used to unravel the fabric. Then Change the water. Rinse completely and make sure the water begins to run clear before taking it to the next step. If water runs clear with no dye continue...STEP ELEVEN: Put the fabric in the washer with warm water on the small wash. DO NOT add detergent. STEP TWELVE: Dry on warm HOT temperature and then let cool down.



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