How To Create A Beautiful Starry Night Sky

Posted by Dana Joy

Have you ever just laid on grass and stared at the night sky? It’s fascinating isn’t it? Let's break out some crafty supplies and create a beautiful night sky on your next card.

Have you ever just laid on grass and stared at the night sky? It's fascinating isn't it? Let's break out some crafty supplies and create a beautiful night sky on your next card!

To start you will need some dark color watercolor markers and watercolor paper. I chose to use Distress Inks in the colors Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Weathered Wood. This will give you some variation in your sky.

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  • Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot
  • Distress Marker - Stormy Sky
  • Distress Marker - Chipped Sapphire
  • Distress Marker - Dusty Concord
  • Distress Marker - Weathered Wood
  • Mini Blending Tool
  • Hero Art Precision Heat Tool
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad - 9 x 12
  • Imagine Crafts Empty Spray Bottle
  • Gold Taklon Value Pack Brush Set 10 pkg
  • KAISERmist Iridescent Spray Ink - Winter Gray
  • Echo Park Stencil - Random Star
  • American Crafts Cardstock Pack 8.5" x 11" 60 Pack
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Randomly lay down streaks of color. You don't need to be perfect at this just make sure you cover a good majority of the paper. The more the merrier.

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Next spritz your watercolor paper will some water and begin to move the color around with a paint brush. The more water you use the more the color will glide around on your paper. If you have too much water you can soak some up with a paper towel.

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At this point you will want to heat set this first layer. You will repeat this same process again so you can build up the color of your background. Don't forget to heat set it at the end.

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Now to add that rich black to your sky. Sponge on some black soot distress ink around the outer portion of your card panel working your way into the center. Make sure to leave a highlight spot in the middle. You don't want to cover up all of your hard work.

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To add in your stars, grab a star stencil of your choice and spritz it with some shimmer spray. You can choose to use silver, white or frost spray. All of these look wonderful on this background.

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Remove your stencil and admire your gorgeous work. Your panel now resembles a beautiful night sky. See how easy that was? You can add more stars if you would like or even use a white gel pen to add in some star streaks.

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All that is left is to add a sentiment. You can stamp it directly on your panel in white however, I found that using a piece of white cardstock will make your sentiment more visible against your backdrop. You can add some interest by cutting your sentiment strip at an angel. Attach your panel to a card base and you are done.

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Making your own beautiful starry paper is so easy to do. Your creativity can take you places your never been if you just let your imagination run wild. You can also repeat this same process in dark shades of blue or purple. They work equally as well with the shimmer spray.

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