To make my sign, I used a felt page from the Fancy Pants Mixed Media Half Bracket Book. The felt is easy to stitch through and the black really makes the white embroidery floss pop! The yummy, distressed letter stickers are a combination of Fancy Pants Alphabet Stickers from the It's Your Day collection and the Like Father Like Son collection. Buttons are also Fancy Pants and the spider is from Little Yellow Bicycle. There are lots of fun spider accents out right now. You could even use a toy spider if you want it to look more realistic...I opted for a cutsie one because I did NOT want realism! I already jump sometimes when I see this one hanging on our door! Did I mention I hate spiders?! ;-) Oh yeah, I did.
I've had several people ask me how I photograph my projects, so I thought I'd show you how I photograph something like this welcome sign. Generally I like a white background. The reflective quality of the white will help light up your project for a better photo.
So here is a wide shot of the whole scene. I photograph near a window for natural light.
To hang my project in front of the backdrop I used a smaller magnetic clip stuck onto my adjustable light. I then moved the light around to get the welcome sign in the best position for photography.
So that's it, my make-shift photography studio! Sure, it would be fun to have some real photo studio lighting, reflectors, etc. But it's really not necessary, and I love to use what I already have on hand if it works! So, when photographing your own projects, just look around your house and see what you already have that will work for you!
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