I followed the prompt as best I could. I didn't have the tools they used so I need to improvise. I layered acrylic paints in layers starting with the blue followed by tan, green and white. I used a baby wipe and my fingers to do some blending. Once I was done I thought it looked a lot like how our earth looks from the International Space Station, so I decided to make some moons in their various stages, the sun and a couple planets. I then used a stencil I made and added some of the stars in whichever way struck my fancy. I went over some of them with a fine black pen, and added some squiggly lines here and there near the other more linear star patterns.
I am not super crazy about how it turned out but it certainly is a lot of layers! It also gave me an idea of how to put some layers on and then add some mixed media techniques on top. I tried to use layers and shading to make my space theme look more 3D. I enjoyed that very much! :) I love blending techniques and mixing colours.
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