There is a piddling time dedicated to this DIY – mainly ‘waiting to dry’ fourth dimension, but the actual making function is completed in a pair of hours. I staggered this brand across a calendar week as a WIP to consummate in sections.
The outset stage is cutting your clay ‘moons’. I rolled out close to white air dry clay to 0.5cm thickness in addition to cutting 8 circles using a jolt lid. Remove the excess, transfer your clay to a sunny spot as well as get out to dry out for at to the lowest degree 24 hours – call up to plow the clay at fairly regular intervals to forbid any warping or curling at the edges.
When completely dry out, shine the edges as well as sides with fine grain sandpaper. You tin smooth the surface also, but I loved the bobbly cease the clay gave, all adding to the moon appearance:
I decided on a [rather unsurprising] colour palette of white, greyness, argent as well as gold for my moons – white for the phase, grayness too silvery for the sky and golden for the Luna detail. I googled or so images and used them every bit my phase take to paint the relevant sections of each circle to demonstrate the moon too heaven alongside a yoke of coats and and then left to dry out completely:
I and then added just about item to the heaven, making every bit much mess equally I could past adding roughly silverish pigment to a dry brush, removing the excess as well as and then apace using my finger to flick the paint over the greyness paint. Vary the distance away from the clay to create smaller and larger speckled stars:
To create a similar issue for the Luna, delineate the Moon/heaven lines alongside pencil together with newspaper to create paper covers too protect the already painted sections. I and then used gilded paint to create a speckled surface:
To create a fiddling depth together with consistency, I and then marked the total moon alongside some larger details, made amongst the hold of the brush, as well as so created the same details on the ii corresponding moon faces:
When consummate too dry, y’all tin protect as well as seal your moons with a coat of clear varnish [I usage a spray for a fine, even coat. Then you can display your moon phases. I opted for a elementary linear design, but you lot could conform your phases inwards a circle, or fifty-fifty display as a hanging.
My frame is from IKEA, in addition to I removed the drinking glass to create a box frame outcome, just arranging too securing my moon phases in place with a gum gun:
Ready to display!
You tin can easily fit the colours of this DIY to your infinite too decor. I’k not completely sure I volition get out this as it is – I mean a sparse border inward colour as well as peradventure a ‘phases de la lune’ inwards handwriting would elevator it a piddling……
meet yous next time x