Twinkle DIY Galaxy Painting on Canvas
Create the most darling canvas for a nursery or child's bedroom! This step-by-step painting tutorial will teach you how to paint a galaxy with acrylic paints. Once dry, add your stars and then stickers to complete the look. You can use these techniques for other canvas painting projects as well. Space crafts are so popular right now, and this painting tutorial makes it easy to add your own galaxy-themed decor to your space. Your family will love this project when it's hanging up. Keep up the theme by adding those glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling, too!
Time to CompleteIn an evening
MaterialsMixed Media, Paint
Project TypeMake a Project
- Xyron Create-A-Sticker®
- 8"x10" Derwent Academy Stretched Canvas
- Derwent Academy Artist Brush Set
- Derwent Academy Soft Pastels
- Derwent Academy Acrylic Paints
- Sizzix® Die-cut Machine/Big Shot
- Grafix® Gold Foil Cardstock
- Pressed Petals Cardstock Stack® - Patterned Paper Pre-cut Shapes
- Spectrum Noir™ Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Sheena By Sheena Douglass Twinkle Die
- Heat Gun
Apply Derwent purple acrylic paint liberally onto the entire canvas.
Lightly blend a small amount of black and ultramarine acrylic paint randomly throughout the canvas.
Use a heat gun to speed up drying time.
Splatter Derwent white paint over the painted canvas and set aside to dry.
Draw and cut out clouds from white cardstock.
Using the Derwent light blue soft pastel, outline the entire perimeter of the cloud with soft pastel then blend out color with your finger.
Punch out stars in assorted sizes. Outline with orange soft pastel and blend out with your finger.
Die cut the word Twinkle from the gold and white cardstock. Cut two of each color and run through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker.
Run the clouds through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker.
Run the stars through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker.
Apply the clouds and stars to the canvas.
Layer one gold twinkle over one white twinkle to give it a shadowed layered effect. Repeat with remaining twinkles.
Apply layered twinkles onto the canvas.
Lastly, trace over the tops of the clouds with a pink soft pastel and blend out with your finger.
If you had a sticker machine what kind of stickers would you make?