This Wordless Wednesday isn’t so wordless. I wanted to have a little fun with my photos and show you an easy, inexpensive way to get some photo props that I like to use. I love using a wide aperture setting on my camera which causes the things in the background of the photo to blur giving a more ethereal look to the picture. One of the items I really like to use is colored glass. They give a beautiful, light coloring to the background without being fully distinguishable when using a large aperture. I have made mine out of Ball jars, Modge Podge and Wilton gel food coloring. Simply take an small amount of Modge Podge (the actual amount depends on the size of jar, but you want enough to cover the inside of the jar) and add the gel food coloring, making sure to mix thoroughly, then swirl it around the inside of the jar so that it fully covers the inside of the jar. Turn the jar over on a paper plate and allow the excess Modge Podge to drip out for about one hour. Turn the jar right side up and allow it to air dry fully. And that is it. You can no longer use the jar for food products but you can use it for decoration or as props in your photography.
As you can see, they add a nice touch to the background and they are reusable. You can make them out of any glass containers. I need to make some green, yellow and orange jars too. They add a nice warmth to the photos.