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What to do for a back

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Not sure what I want to do for a background. I normally use black 99.9% of the time but think this might look better with some color behind it. What do you all think?

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Fantastic piece Rusty...Beautifully done...Thanks for sharing.

While black gives the shadow and depth you might desire, I agree somehow black doesn't seem appropriate for this piece. Are you planning any finish on this piece itself?

As for a specific color, I'm poor at that, but you might buy some packages of colored paper (standard weight &/or construction) to experiment different background looks.

Wal-Mart, Staples, Hobby Lobby, Michael's etc. have all types that can be purchased in small quantity, multi-packs and in some cases single sheets.

I'd be curious to see how it looked with a gloss gold or silver or perhaps weathered bronze background...seems fitting for the subject matter IMO.

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12 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Fantastic piece Rusty...Beautifully done...Thanks for sharing.

While black gives the shadow and depth you might desire, I agree somehow black doesn't seem appropriate for this piece. Are you planning any finish on this piece itself?

As for a specific color, I'm poor at that, but you might buy some packages of colored paper (standard weight &/or construction) to experiment different background looks.

Wal-Mart, Staples, Hobby Lobby, Michael's etc. have all types that can be purchased in small quantity, multi-packs and in some cases single sheets.

I'd be curious to see how it looked with a gloss gold or silver or perhaps weathered bronze background...seems fitting for the subject matter IMO.

Thanks. I will just shoot the piece with a clear to keep from getting dust inside the frame. I am thinking about using many colors behind it. It doesn't seem like it will be very easy.

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Rusty, that sure looks nice. As for what color for a backer I don't know. I think anything will look good, just pick out what you like.

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There is also some "plastic" or film that looks like a stained glass window that might work.

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