I Was Framed!

Hey! Pam here. I’m so excited to be a part of the VBS blog team. I’ve been very blessed to work on the creative side of VBS for several years now and it’s always fun and challenging. So, let’s get started!

If you haven’t had your picture taken at a photo booth lately, then boy are you missing out. Who knew wrapping up in a green sheet with a crown and a pair of sunglasses would be so much fun?  We had a blast shooting so many of you this year at our VBS Preview Events. This would be a perfect activity for VBS Family Night. After all, who doesn’t LOVE fun, adorable, or crazy photos of their kids? What a great keepsake! Plus, it’s super easy to pull together.

First, I started by purchasing several cheap frames at a local thrift store. Sometimes you have to dig around a little to find the good ones. Really, even the gaudy or ugly ones look good with a little spray paint. After removing the glass and cardboard backing, they were spray painted with a variety of bright colors. I used orange, royal blue, and green.

You can create a large oversized frame that’s perfect for group shots or individuals. I used a 4-foot x 8-foot sheet of blue insulation board that was cut into two strips of 48 inches x 8 inches and two more strips of 36 inches x 8 inches.  Paint all 4 strips with any craft water-based paint.  Do not use spray paint. It works great with a foam brush or roller. I used red paint and while it was still wet, added black streaks to create a fake-looking wood grain. Once it’s dry, use wide tape for assembly. This is perfect because it’s lightweight and easy to hold for photos.

 

 

You can create a cityscape or any New York scene for a background. I used the New York Harbor Supersized Backdrop. Drape green King-size flat sheets around your models and clip with binder clips. Add Statue of Liberty Foam Crowns and Big Apple Adventure Sunglasses and now you’re ready to shoot. You may want to print your own photos and place into VBS Picture Frames or create a gallery like we did on http://lifewayvbs.smugmug.com/

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  Here’s our VBS team plus a few of our favorites!

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6 thoughts on “I Was Framed!

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