I have to admit that I’ve been a bit obsessed with moons lately: moon shirts, moon calendars, moon wall hangings… I want it all. As I’ve been working on making over my art room, I was playing around with a few moon art ideas, but then I thought, “Hey! Why not skip all this little moon business and just do the whole wall-in gold!” Jackpot.
One of my most treasured art tools is actually my overhead projector. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it for various different projects and purposes, but this type of project is where it really comes in handy. I printed the moon photo onto a transparency film sheet and projected it onto my wall to get the size and location right. I then outlined all the areas with my favorite gold craft paint and filled in all the solid spaces once the outline was complete. That’s all there is to it!
While the steps are simple enough, it definitely took me a while to get the whole image done. Make sure to use this paint in a well ventilated area as well, the fumes are pretty strong until the paint is dry. You’ll also want to have some mineral spirits handy to rinse out your brush as well.
So far this moon makes me smile almost every time I come into the room. You would think that having a moon this big would satisfy my moon-related desires, but I think it’s just gotten more intense! If you need me, I’ll be in my room thinking of more celestial related DIYs-to the moon and back! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman