I've always loved recreating nature in my paintings... like seascapes and geodes. This time I created a galaxy paint pour on a table that looks like some sort of nebula. As an added bonus, I also added some glow-in-the-dark powder for a glowing effect!!!
You won't believe the sparkle and the glow!!!
Supplies and Galaxy Paint Pour Colors
For this table, I used Colourarte pigments, Prizm Pour paints, GLAM Powders, and other materials listed down below. Here's what you'll need:
- Pixie Wing Glitter Powder (or Star Struck GLAM Powder which is much more affordable and just as sparkly and beautiful) available at EnchantingFineArt.com
- Night Tide Glitter Powder (or Celestial Rays GLAM Powder which is much more affordable and just as sparkly and beautiful) available at EnchantingFineArt.com
- Colourarte Pigments (Azure Moon, Ceylon Cinnamon, Abalone Shell, Malachite)
- Prizm Pour Paints (Chantilly Lace, Frozen)
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- Black Artist Loft Paint
- White acrylic paint
- Watco Semi-Gloss Lacquer
- White Amsterdam acrylic Ink
- Dotting tools
- Glow in the Dark Powder
- TriArt Liquid Glass
- Stone Coat Art Resin
- Mehron Gold Metallic Powder
- Hello Hobby Midnight Chalk Paint from Walmart
How to Paint a Galaxy
This galaxy table was made in several steps and by drawing extra elements like stars, star bursts, and a planet.
You can watch the creation process in the video below or follow the instructions that follow.
- Cover with plastic the areas of your table where you don't want to get paint or resin on.
- Paint the table surface with some black Artist Loft Paint.
- Dot some white acrylic paint on the table by using a dotting tool or a toothpick dipped in paint. You can also dip an old toothbrush in paint and then flicker the paint onto the table top by running your fingers through the bristles. This is a great way to add stars to your background.
- Let the background paint and white dots dry.
- Add a coat of spray acrylic varnish like Watco Semi-Gloss Lacquer to prevent the paint from cracking when you add the second layer of paint.
- Mix a little bit of your Colourarte Pigments into some TriArt Liquid Glass in individual containers until you get the desired color.
- Mix some Glow in the Dark Powder into some TriArt Liquid Glass.
- Dump your paint mixtures and glow-in-the-dark mixture onto your table, leaving some areas without color so your black background shows through. Add clear TriArt Liquid Glass onto your table on the areas where there is no paint mixture.
- Mix your colors by blowing on the paint or using your fingers to blend the colors into each other. You have to work fast because this paint mixture dries up pretty quick.
- Sprinkle some "Star Struck" and "Celestial Rays" GLAM Powders onto some areas of your galaxy where you want extra sparkle.
- Let this layer dry!
- Add some highlights, and draw some stars and star bursts on top of that first layer using some Prizm Pour Paints.
- Add a planet by adding some Prizm Pour Paints onto a circle surface and then plopping that paint onto the desired area on your table.
- I ended up adding a little bit of Mehron Gold Metallic Powder on the planet because I didn't like how my planet was looking. Then I blew off with my mouth the excess powder which created a sort of halo.
- Let the stars, star bursts, and planet dry completely before adding a layer of Stone Coat Art Resin.
- While this coat of resin is still wet, you can sprinkle some more GLAM Powders. Let this coat dry!
- Paint a little bit more black paint onto some areas where you want to resemble holes in the nebula.
- After the paint dries, add a second coat of resin for more depth.
- Paint the legs of your table with some chalk paint. I used Hello Hobby Midnight Chalk Paint from Walmart.
There you have it! A beautiful galaxy paint pour on a table.
I still have to refine my technique for blending the colors in a more efficient way, but for now, I am very pleased with the results of this space painting.
The twinkling effects and sparkle on this table are out of this world, and the glow-in-the-dark effect make this table even more stunning at night.
Let me know if you give this technique a try and how your project turns out.
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