Gluten Free Mixed Berries Muffins
  • melissa 4y

    pop shoppe pop bottles!! childhood memories! black cherry was my favourite! so glad they brought them back and so fun to take photos with!
  • DarioM_72 4y

    great surface, love it! don't know why my " american " friends complain they can't find beautiful boards to shoot on in the States - you always do, and also the rest of the props are gorgeous :)
  • Helene 4y

    DarioM_72
    Well thank you! That's because I make them myself by painting and distressing. Yes, it's more work but what in photography is not work?! Plus it's cheaper than buying furniture and I can change surfaces with just a coat of paint. With one set of boards, I can have one color for one side and another color for the other side :)
  • DarioM_72 4y

    Awesome, I like to hear that and I too do a little DYO in my workshop…. if only I could have a 30 hours day and the kids already in school !
    Next time I write about this topic I'll make sure to post a link to your work and explain what you do, because there a lot of readers who want to know about " cheap " ways to sort out interesting backdrops for food photography.
  • Helene 4y

    DarioM_72
    I do it on Sunday mornings when I know I'll have more time and I can let it cure overnight and be ready for Monday shoot!
    Let me know if you need pointers or links to site that explain how to do it.
  • Amélie 4y

    Mmmmhhh that looks too good!
  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y

    Helene, I would love pointers and links as I'm one of those Americans that complains about not being able to find boards haha. The shot and all your props are lovely!
  • Tracy 4y

    Beautiful and yummy shot. Makes me hungry for muffins! I would also like pointers and links for painting and distressing the boards.
  • Helene 4y

    Short answer: Google. It takes time but if you do it, you'll find pretty much the same links for distressing. I'm putting together some links but in the meantime, start searching with "how to distress wood" - that's always a solid start.
  • Soma Rathore 4y

    Helene I am sure like me a lot of us would want to know about preparing the surfaces. I got some old cabinet doors from Restore Habitat stores and have been trying to sand them to get that distressed look. Darn it is taking too much time :0( and not looking exactly the way I want it to. Beautiful photograph as always.
  • bellyjelly25 4y

    It looks so delicious. I love the colors. Cute straws! May I ask you where you got the straws from? I love your blog.
  • Sukaina 4y

    I have googled my butt off trying to find how to distress wood but short of buying heavy acids etc, or using coffee stains, I didn't find much else :(
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