Galaxy Lamp/Pencil Holder

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to make this product you first must have;

- One masons jar. this can be any size it doesn't really matter. also, it can be any type of jar its just this is what I had.

- Acrylic paint - red

- Acrylic paint - blue

- Acrylic paint - black

- Acrylic paint - white

- two sponges

- a thin sharp instrument for example a nail.

okay, once you have these, you are ready to start your galaxy jar. also, remember to place news paper or something done in case paint drips on your work surface or floor.

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Step 1: Step 1

using a sponge ( remember only to use this for the blue parts) begin to apply the paint in layers onto the jar. make sure it look patchy so you can add other colours like purple and pink later on.

this is the most important stage as if you don't mix your colour correctly, you will not end up with the galaxy jar. mix a small amount of blue acrylic paint into a small amount of red paint to get purple, you can add black or white depending on if you want dark or light purple.

Step 2: Step 2

using a sponge, apply some red paint to the surface of the jaw, filling In a few spaces left after the blue was added.

now its time to add the purple paint, make sure the paint on the jar is still a bit wet to allow the different colours to blend well. use a sponge and neatly dab at the surface to apply small coats of the purple.

Step 3: Step 3

continue to add different colours and different shades of the colours to get a the galaxy effect you are looking for. remember to also paint the bottom but do not place the jar onto that face as it will cause the paper underneath to stick to it and ruin the finish.

Step 4: Step 4

this is the boring stage...waiting. the paint will set but if it is knocked or scraped it will chip off. be aware of the places you put it.

Step 5: Step 5

place the finished product onto of a light or look at zaclewis98 page to find how to make a LED circuit.

on top of this it can be used for all sorts of things. for example storage for your small things, pencils, school equipment and much more.

Congratulations for making this, please like and follow or comment below for more ideas of what you would like me to create next.

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    3 years ago

    wow really loved it! will that make any projected designs to nearby walls?
    And I guess you have to mention circuit details of led here

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    thank you, the circuit I used was and no, the design will not be projected onto the walls as the paint is too thick, but im sure if you made this, you could apply thin coats of the paint so it will be projected.


    3 years ago

    I love it!!!! Love the matt surface, makes the design look more as a focal point, a product that just wows everyone looking at it xx