I love going out in the evening on a clear night to just stare up at the beautiful night sky. That’s where my inspiration came for this DIY moon phases canvas. This is a great piece to make for your home and makes a perfect in-store workshop craft idea. The supplies and steps are simple enough for anyone to easily replicate.
- 12 x 16 Darice Stretched Black Canvas
- Darice Matte Acrylic Paint
- Silver Glitter Acrylic Paint
- Crystal Glitter Acrylic Paint
- 4 inch Darice Unfinished Wood Circle Coasters
- Bentle Fan Brush Number 8
- Darice Foam Brush Set
- Aleene’s Thick Designer Tacky Glue
Apply glitter paint to the painted canvas. To do this, dip just the ends of the fan brush bristles in the glitter paint. Holding the end of the fan brush, tap the brush on your opposite hand’s index finger over the canvas. This will create a splattering effect to give you a nice starry background.
Squirt a quarter size amount of white and a dime size amount of grey acrylic paint.
Mix the white and the grey paint together and then sponge one coaster with the white/grey acrylic paint mixture. Don’t be too heavy with the sponging, allow some of the black to show through. For the partial moon, use the 4th coaster as your guide. Place it partially on one of the black painted coasters and sponge your white/grey mixture over the exposed black area.
Once your canvas is dry, glue the 3 moons down the center of the canvas. Space them out accordingly. (FYI before I did this I noticed that the glitter paint wasn’t popping enough for me. So I used the same technique and splattered some white on the canvas. I allowed that to dry then glued my moons in place.)
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