Brian’s been in touch with how he puts his backdrops together:
Here is how a do my 3D backdrop.
I use 3mm (1/8”) Masonite (hardboard), makes no difference which side I use for my backdrop.
I cut it to the shape of the mountains that I want as well as the length.
Start with a coat of earth colour latex (PVA) paint over the whole area.
Mark out with a pencil where you want the closer hills and the hills further away.
Paint on white glue in a thick consistency starting at the bottom.
I use 4 colours of the ground foam from darkest to lightest.
Start at the bottom (closest) with the darkest green and work your way up using a lighter colour as you go.
Remember that the closest mountains are always darker that the furthest ones.
When all is dry, I mark out the different hills just to enhance the look of distance between the hills.
The photos show how it was done on 3mm thick Masonite for a section of my backdrop behind and under a bridge section.
A big thanks to Brian! (His original post is here).
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you spring into action, the Beginner’s Guide is here.