Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy…and neither is creating this DIY Star Wars painting. One of my favorite things to do with my geek gals is paint. We have quite a few painting options here in Orlando, but one company offers the best for us geeks. Painting with a Twist is one I’ve done many times with friends. I loved painting Hogwarts with Karen and recently made a pretty bad ass looking Death Star with Liz.
If you need to satisfy your nerdy painting needs, get thee to a Painting with a Twist. Sometimes we can’t always make it out to drink wine and paint. This is where DIY comes in. Now while I don’t consider myself an expert painter by any means, I like to think I’ve got some crafting skills. Not to mention I’ve done quite a few painting classes, so I feel confident enough to try it on my own.
DIY Star Wars Painting
Since today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th – be with you), I wanted to make something extra awesome. I saw a painting class was being offered to make a pretty cool hyperspace painting and I just had to do it. Unfortunately, the class wasn’t close enough to me, so I had to improvise and create my own. It was surprisingly easy to do and if you’re feeling crafty, I vote you give it a try, too.
To start all you need is a rectangular shaped canvas, acrylic paint, and brushes of different sizes. You only need 3 colors of paint – dark blue, white, and black.
Paint a majority of the canvas dark blue. Leave a rounded portion blank at the bottom since you’ll be painting it black and let everything dry. Then it’s time for the hyperspace star blurs.
This part was a little iffy for me. Start by adding random streaks of white. Combine the blue and white to make a lighter blue and add streaks of light blue. Do the same with black and blue for a darker blue. Since I didn’t like how this looked, I took a bigger brush, dipped it in the tiniest amount of water and painted the water over the streaks. It made it all blend together and gave it a look I liked better.
Once everything dries, it’s time to add the Millennium Falcon. Using black, fill in the bottom unpainted portion, and add a semi-circle and the 2 window panes. Once this dries add the white details and you’re finished. I am pretty happy with how this DIY Star Wars painting turned out and my kid promptly stole it to hang up in his room.
I would love to see some of your nerdy art! Please tag me on Instagram so I can give your creations some love. May the 4th Be With You!