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Create a constellation canvas
07 Jul 2021
With Matariki celebrations in full swing, brighten up your room with a moonlit starry sky using a range of Resene paints. Try painting several of these canvases in varying colours to create a gallery wall that’s sure to eclipse its neighbours.
You will need:
- Artist’s canvas – Fleur’s was 45.5cm x 35.5cm
- Paintbrush and small craft brush
- Your choice of Resene testpots – Fleur used Resene Ebony Clay, Resene Black and Resene White
- Wooden or metal skewer
- 1 string of seed lights, 5m long, 50 lights in warm white
Step 1: Paint the entire canvas in your mid tone colour – Fleur used Resene Ebony Clay.
Step2: Once the canvas is dry, use a metal or bamboo skewer to poke holes into the canvas. Make sure you make enough holes for the number of lights on your string of seed lights.
Step 3: From the back of the canvas, push each light into its own hole. Secure the battery pack to the bottom inside edge of the canvas with tape.
Step 4: Hang your canvas and enjoy!
project and images Fleur Thorpe
Published: 07 Jul 2021