Crafts · Technique

Galaxy Backgrounds 4 Ways

When I first learned to make galaxy backgrounds I was taught to start with white card stock and use many layers of Distress Oxides in various colors. Then once the colors were laid down, I was told to go over it in black. The result was beautiful but it was time consuming and used a lot of ink. I began to make them using black card stock which allows me to use a lot less ink and it saves a ton of time. Watch this video and see how I turn black card stock and Distress Oxide into brilliant galaxy backgrounds using four different methods.

Each background starts with my standard base background and I use these 4 products (or a combination of them) to complete the galaxy:

  1. Perfect Pearls
  2. Paint splatter
  3. Embossing powder
  4. Texture paste

Here are close ups of our final background pieces.


Base background + Perfect Pearls

Base background + white paint splatter

Base background + embossing powder (Brutus Monroe Milky Way)

Base background + texture paste (Brutus Monroe Glow in the Dark Glitter Glaze)

Base background + Perfect Pearls, paint splatter and embossing powder

Base background + Perfect Pearls, paint splatter, embossing powder and transparent gloss texture paste

Galaxy background used on a card

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