Paint techniques

Painting Galaxy Print

Hey everyone! I was surfing the ‘net the other day, and came across a cool notebook with galaxy print on it! Now, if you haven’t seen it, galaxy print looks like this:

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I wanted to paint something like it. Here’s how I did mine (and Elizabeth’s :P)

Things you’ll need:

  • Notebook or paper (black please!)
  • Sponge (preferably a sponge meant for paint)
  • Paint Brushes (dry and course-haired is best)
  • White paint
  • Purple paint (you can mix blue and red. Add more red for a fuchsia color, add more blue for a indigo/violet)
  • Blue paint (both dark and light)
  • Silver paint (optional)
  • Paper towels (optional, but they make cleanup easier)
  • Black paint (if your notebook/whatever your painting isn’t black already)

Step 1: Prep your area. Lay out paper towels and paint your notebook black (if it isn’t already). Mine was already black, but had a drawing on it that I didn’t like, so I painted over it.


Step 2: Use the sponge to apply the blues and purple alternately. Go in any design you’d like, but make sure to leave some space on the notebook that’s pure black.


Step 3: Add the stars. This is where I recommend you putting paper towels everywhere (unless you’re somewhere where you don’t mind things getting white spots.) The best way to do it is to take a course-haired brush, dip it in white paint, then drag your finger across the brush to make the paint splatter onto the notebook.


Step 4: Repeat step three with silver paint if desired.

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That’s it! Now you can proudly show off your one-of-a-kind supernova notebook!

~Elizabeth and Kathleen



4 thoughts on “Painting Galaxy Print

  1. Thanks! I also ( later on after I had the painted note book done for a while) decided that there was more to be done. I painted the back of the book and the spine of the book in galaxy print ( the same as the front) and continued the galaxy picture on the whole cover of the note book


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