04 Apr Modge Podge

It's sticky and messy, but we love it! I wouldn't say we use it regularly, but it has come in handy when we've needed to attach something that required a smooth, finished look. It seals things permanently and you can purchase matte or glossy, but...

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04 Apr Velcro

I've been amazed at how much velcro we use when creating sets and designing set elements. While it can be expensive, it is a must-have for us. It's one of those things that you wouldn't think of using, but then find it works for some...

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03 Apr Photo Tex

We have the incredible privilege of having a team of brothers that attend our church who have a printing business. You can find out about them here: Canvas Brothers They specialize in printing on canvas but also print large scaled images on quality poster paper or Photo Tex -...

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02 Apr Floral/Craft Styrofoam

We do not use floral/craft foam often, but it can be helpful when we're looking for a specific shape (i.e. ball, dome, cylinder, etc.) This type of foam offers a good 3-D effect and saves time carving, but it can be quite expensive. As a...

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01 Apr Insulation Foam

This is a another staple for us. We use entire sheets of this insulation foam to form our backdrops and also carve sheets of insulation foam to create 3-D elements and signage that we pin onto backdrops. For a look at how we use insulation...

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31 Mar Paint

Paint is a staple in our arsenal of supplies. We use various types of paint for different applications (spray paint, craft paint, tempera paint) but our default is always the cheapest latex paint that can be bought at a local hardware store. Most of our backdrops and...

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30 Mar Painting Supplies

Painting never just involves a gallon of paint and a roller. There are other supplies that make the whole process faster and easier. A few are listed below. You'll notice that many of these are disposable. We do not have a lot of storage space,...

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29 Mar T-Pins

Believe it or not, these pins are one of the most important elements of our set designs. We use them for everything; holding our backdrop in place and pinning elements to the backdrop to create the set. It is important to get the 2” pins so...

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28 Mar Binder Clips

These clips have multiple uses for us. Our backdrops are created by placing painted insulation foam sheets in front of a permanent backdrop that was created out of plywood and is used for our quarterly FX. Prior to installing the hinged metal backdrop holders that we currently...

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