Monday, June 30, 2014

Process: Cardboard Room Divider

I thought that I'd share some process photos of a prop that I'm making for a photo shoot that I have planned later this week.  A lot of time goes into the props that I make for my shoots so I thought that I'd start sharing how I make them.

I made an oriental room divider from a cut up cardboard box.  I cut the box up into four pieces, then I primed them all with white paint.  Once it dried I went over the pieces again with a few layers of watered down acrylic.  Then I added the bamboo foliage using a blue ink.

Here are some photos as I was painting:
^My younger brother came to hang with me in the garage as I painted.  We were quite the sight together in our garage at 12pm at night. 

 Once everything dried I went on the backside with package tape and connected the pieces together.  Above is an Instagram photo of the final piece.  I can't wait to share the final photos with you!

Also, thank you to everyone who suggested an artist to my previous post.  I did more research with the suggestions and they were all so good!


  1. I love this, it's so pretty, I can't wait to see your photos.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  2. very pretty! what an awesome DIY :)

    1. Thanks Carolynn, it was a lot of fun to make! :)

  3. Cool idea! Can't wait to see the final photos.

  4. beautiful unique painting!
    and such a concept….a room divider….!

  5. Really pretty! I'm excited to see your photos!

  6. Love it. What I would do for that same painting on some fabric!

  7. I love what you did with an old box! What a great way to create your props. You are very talented. x

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