If you've always been fascinated by the vastness of the universe, you can paint your own Glowing Galaxy. Follow the instructions and create a unique art piece using Acrylics paints and LED lights.
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Step 1: Inspiration: the Hubble Official Site Is Best for That
Step 2: Supplies:
- Blank canvas 40x30cm
- Acrylic paints
- Kitchen Sponge
- Spray bottle
- Plate for mixing paint (I use a plastic lid)
- Battery Led Lights (cold/warm)
- Glue gun
Step 3: Cut You Sponge in a 3 Pieces.
Step 4: Spray You Canvas With Water and Wipe the Excess With a Sponge.
Step 5: Take a Plate and Squeeze Each Color Along Its Edges. Spray With Water.
Step 6: Apply White and Light Acrylic Paint First Where Is Needed. Use the Gentle and Patting Movements. This Paint Is All About Layers and Layers Add Dimension.
Step 7: Add Dark Colors to Your Canvas Using the Same Patting Technique. Layer, Layer, Layer.
Step 8: Now Enhance the Colours.
This is a fun time to experiment, and if you don’t like the look of something you did, just add more color on top of it to “erase” it. You can’t mess up! The hardest part is to stop adding and blending colors when you are searching the perfect effect.
Spray with water on sponge sometimes.
Step 9: Don't Forget About Borders. Cover All Around With Paint and Leave for About an Hour to Dry.
Step 10: Gold Accents
Step 11: Final Touch to Equilibrate Your Painting (if Needed)
Step 12: Stars
Add a little water in white acrylic paint. You can create a spray effect using a toothbrush or a hard paintbrush. Focus the white dots on light section of your canvas and you will obtain sky full of Stars.
Leave for 24 hours to dry.
Step 13: The Best LED Part
I used 2 battery-powered LED lights in warm light and cold light.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the LED light to the back of the canvas, focus in the light area of the picture. Cover the back with cardboard from frame set and glue the remotes to back side.
Step 14: Frame It and Voila!
Don't judge my work to hard because it is my first acrylic painting, but overall, I am happy with how this project turned out. It’s cheap and easy.
Once you get started, just have fun and get crazy with it :)
Second Prize in the
Make it Glow Contest 2018