I recently received some super fun paper with the challenge to create something for back-to-school. The paper from AstroBrights papers was so fun and bright, I thought it’d make an awesome photo backdrop – so that’s what I made…that paper is all about Creativity and Getting noticed – perfect!! Besides crafting, you could use it to eye-catching fliers and announcements – the ideas are endless.
The traditional shot….
The fun jumping shot…..
And I’m here with a quick tutorial on how to make the backdrop…..
First grab some paper – - see the fun messages from Astrobright…
Cut the paper in half longwise, then cut into it about 1 inch apart, just not completely to the edge – you can see what I mean in the picture below:
Then from the other side, repeat but cut in between the cuts you already made – - see the picture below:
But cutting it that way, it makes the paper zig-zaggy – when you pick up the end you can see it…
So I had my babysitter cut a bunch after the kids went to bed – big shout-out to her!! Then staple the strips onto a board…
Then I clipped it to my makeshift backdrop – -
And took some pictures – so fun!! Here’s an idea of using a mini-chalkboard…
I kind of wish I would have hung it just a bit lower on the background so it went all the way to the ground, but the sitting shot is still cute:
What could you make with AstroBrights papers? you can particpate in the Make Something Astrobright design challenge to win paper and other prizes.
And with back-to-school on the realm, keep in mind the “Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes where you can wish cash and school supplies for your school valued at $30,000 – wowza!