Do you remember my "paint chip wall" back from our first photo shoot?
I absolutely love the piece! I was inspired to make it because I wanted a background that was one-of-a-kind, colorful, and spoke to the fact that we are designers. I also wanted something with awesome texture to really make the photos interesting.
So, first I went to a local home improvement store and gathered a ton of paint chips. I don't recommend that everyone go and do this for obvious reasons, but I did not feel bad because I spend tens of thousands of dollars at these places every year. You could use post-its though for a very similar and affordable look.
After I gathered my paint chips, my trusty helper (Kelsey) glued them down to some masonite board.
I was liking the look, but I still wanted to add some fun texture. So, I came back through and glued the chips in way that they would flip up from the wall/board. I loved the look this created!
Like I've said before, we were wanting this photo shoot to tell a story about who we are. This backdrop coupled with the "raining paint chips" definitely gives you a sense of our personalities and passions, right?! A fun, crazy creative couple who loves design, color, and each other! Did you get all that from this photo? I hope so! :)
I was really hoping to have multiple photos with this backdrop. But unfortunately, our photographer did not get the memo. I was pretty bummed about that, but I did learn a lot about communication through the process.
Here is one more photo we got that we probably won't ever use. I don't feel like it represents us nearly as well.
Even though we only got one good photo out of this backdrop, it is probably my favorite photo ever! Plus, I have plans to put this backdrop to work for a different purpose! :)
As always, if you're inspired to create something after seeing this project/post, we would L-O-V-E, love to see what you do!