Has anyone dyed (or painted) their own backgrounds? If so what prosses worked best for you? I tried painting one years back and found that paint dried to hard. The muslin was too stiff. It was a neet efect after being crunched up (lots of texture and when lit right looked very cool). Now I would like to make some that are more traditional. I tried some sample peaces last night with powderd rit dyes. The best way was to sprinkle the powder dye on wet muslin and then rinkle it up and run it under some watter. The one thing that I don't like about my results is that there were lots of small dots all over. The general shades were right but the little dots bothered me. I am thinking of trying a squirt bottle with dye that is mixed with a small amount of watter. I hope that will get rid of the hard little dots. Has anyone had success with any method of dyeing muslin for backgrounds? If so what dye did you use and what prosses did you go through?