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:
- Perfect Pearls
- Paint splatter
- Embossing powder
- Texture paste
Here are close ups of our final background pieces.