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Create a glow in the dark galaxy wall
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Ditch the nightlight for a glow in the dark galaxy wall – the kids will love it! The moons are painted on the wall using Resene FX Nightlight from the Resene Special Effects range, and will delight the young astronaut in your family.

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Step one. Trace a circle in the middle of the cardboard (we used a round plate as the outline). Cut the cardboard in half, as well as the circle from each half. Tape the pieces back together. This creates the moon template.

Step two. Using the masking tape, attach the cardboard to the wall, and roughly paint inside the circle with Resene Blue Lagoon. Leave to dry.

Step three. Repeat, using Resene Alabaster. The lighter the background, the brighter the moon will glow. Leave to dry.

Step four. Touch up with Resene Blue Lagoon to create a crater effect. We also painted two other moons, using Resene Sunshade and Resene Juniper as the crater colours.

Step five. Once dry, apply the Resene FX Nightlight. For the best result, apply three coats, leaving 45-60 minutes between coats.

Step six. Leave it to 'charge' in UV light during the day. When the lights flick off at night, then your marvelous galaxy wall will appear!   

As the night continues the glow will slowly soften.

Project and styling by Leigh Stockton.

Photography by Bryce Carleton.

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Category: create with paint

Published on Jun 5, 2018

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