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Ever want to learn how to spray paint like a street artist from New York? This is a step by step process on techniques used to create a wonderful space scene full of stars, planets and galaxies. It is a lot more simple than you think and just takes practice to accomplish.

I am 22 years old and art experience is nothing outside of a high school/college level . Everything I have learned about working with spray paint is experimental and self taught, so I would say this project is at a moderate skill level. I learned from watching you tube videos of start to finish pieces of art. As you can see it does not take long so it can be difficult to follow every technique in a short 5 minute video. So in this tutorial I have broken it down into steps and provide visuals on every technique used and each step done.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

This should take about 5 minutes to complete with some practice.

What you will need:

  • Canvas( I received mine for 4$ a piece at Michael's arts and crafts.
  • Mask(If you are working inside I would recommend a mask as inhaling the fumes can be a bit overwhelming and probably poor for your health.
  • Gloves(Gloves are optional if you don't mind having spray paint on your hands for a week)
  • Spray Paint (colors may vary depending on what you want to do. Black and White will be used in every painting but its all experiential what colors you want to use to mix together.) Brand is also a preference but I got mine from home depot for about 3$ a can so the cheap stuff works fine.
  • Newspaper or plastic bag (these are used to remove layers of paint to create the planet texture look)
  • Round objects (you can use whatever you want to create the size of your planet from bottle caps to pots and tin cans, plastic lids or anything hollow to paint around the planets and keep the round shape.
<p>If i wanted to paint it on fabric will this method still work?</p>
Is it possible to get the textured look if you're using wood as a canvas rather than gloss paper?? Or will the wood absorb too much?
<p>Want to do the galaxy section differently, and I went a little heavy on the stars (just too exciting!). Great Instructable, thanks for the inspiration!</p>
<p>Another way to get the stars is to dip a toothbrush into the paint and use a ruler to draw along the toothbrush to flick the paint off.</p>
<p>I've always wanted to learn how to make these spacey paintings! Looks absolutely amazing! </p>

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