Space LocketsPosted: 04/14/2012
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an art supplies swap, and got loads of strange stuff (old x-rays, glass balls, fake eyes, a BUTTON MAKER) to play with. Something I randomly picked up (because it was so cheap!) was a bag of glass lockets you can put stuff in. At first, I thought it was fun to put some glitter in it, because it would move around like snow in a snowglobe. It also keeps Justin on his toes to know he could be glittered at any moment. The poor boy lives in constant fear of glitter. Today I finally sat down and tried my other idea: multi-layer space scenes.
I had so much fun painting these! I wish I had more than three to play with. I made two, and listed them on Etsy for your perusal. Here’s how I did it:
Tiny amounts of acrylic, sparkles and lots of concentration. Most of the things I make don’t require expensive materials, just a good eye for tiny details.
This is the closed locket.
I painted on some very light nebulas first, then a few glitter atoms, some stars, more nebulas, then the sun and planetoid. On the other side I painted a solid background with more glitter for stars.
I absolutely love them, and am wearing one until someone buys it. I need to find out where to buy more of these lockets!