Learn how to paint watercolor galaxy and night sky. Happy holidays and welcome to the Tonic Studios Shoot For The Moon Blog Hop.
All the details on how to paint a watercolor galaxy and night sky are in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with crafty friends!
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Watercolor Galaxy & Night Sky
A night sky was definitely in order for the Shoot For The Moon images. I had originally planned to create Northern Lights, but it ended up looking more like a galaxy.
Sometimes, okay more often than I’d like, things don’t go as planned and you just have to run with it. I show two versions of this card in the video. In the first version, I wasn’t thrilled with my arrangement of mountains and trees. Check out the video to see why.
Daniel Smith Watercolor
Two things that will help you create a watercolor galaxy are good high quality, 100% watercolor paper, and pre-wetting the paper with lots of clean clear water. The Daniel Smith watercolor I used today are:
- Hansa Yellow Light
- Quinacridone Rose
- Indanthrone Blue
- Phthalo Turquoise
Whether you want to create gently falling snow or a blizzard, Altenew Pure White Ink Spray does the trick. Simply remove the ink spray nozzle, knock off the excess ink in the trash bin, and flick it on your card.
To create more depth, flick some on while your watercolor background is wet. These drops will feather out and blend into the background. Then, let the panel dry, and flick on another coat. These droplets will have crisp edges and appear to be at the forefront.
Watercolor Stamped Effect
While I wanted a silhouette look to the trees and mountains I also wanted them to have a watercolor feel. Dye ink is water-soluble and easy to reactivate.
First, I stamped the images with Altenew Pure Graphite Crisp Dye Ink. After After the night sky was complete, I wet the mountains and trees with a wet brush to soften the stamped images and create a painterly effect.
Lastly to make the moon pop, I heat embossed it with WOW! Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder. If I were to do this again, I think I would opt for watercolor to make it more cohesive as the moon looks a bit out of place.
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