I love the night sky. I got to photograph the Milky Way last summer and have plans to do so again in August and have other plans to do so next August in....AFRICA! So, that said, I really love the galaxy backgrounds for cards and other projects. Today, I decided to make a background with a foreground scene.
I stamped, colored, and cut out my scene; laying it out on my base to see where I wanted to add points of light. The sky isn't just inky black, unless you live in Oregon like I do and have clouds for months out of the year. The stars, moon, and galaxies brighten sections of the night sky, so think of adding light point where you'll have these objects. Love At Home Seemed like an excellent scene to use for this purpose.
I added blue next, because the sky doesn't go from points of light to inky black, there's a bit of navy first. Again, I like the rich colors of the oxides for this, but distress ink would work too, or even watercolor paint.
Next I added the black, applying it heaviest on the outer edges. I then went back and added some more of the blue.
I then added some water into the palm of my hand and clapped it over the sky. It gives lovely distress oxide splatters.
For me, it really comes to life when you add the white paint splatter stars. I use this heavy bodied white paint and add a bit of water to it and flick it with a fan brush.
Add images, sentiment, mount on black cardstock and boom. I just used the top line of the sentiment in Twinkles And Wings.
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