Fly me to the Moon by Samantha Read


Hello! I've noticed that animals, flowers, trees and celestial bodies feature quite heavily in my art work, these are the things I've loved since a child and things that inspire me so much now and I'm certain they always will. This moon/planet was great fun to make and the shimmer from the interference paints are perfect for space makes but as with all things shiny, such as glitter it's very hard to capture in a photo, I'm hoping the second photo shows the shimmer and texture in more detail for you.

The rocket stamp was a lovely surprise gift from team mate Donna, (how lucky am I?), perhaps if lots of you like it she'll design a space set of stamps ;)

What I did:

I began with a 6 inch MDF Round and using a plastic bag like an icing bag applied some texture paste over the top of pre drawn circles and using my fingers I applied paste in the spaces between the craters. It was then simply a case of painting until I achieved the look I wanted.

To finish I stamped and added detail to the rocket using black and white posca pens and glossy accents.

What I used:

That's Crafty! MDF Surfaces Rounds
That's Crafty! Light Texture Paste
That's Crafty! White Gesso
That's Crafty! Multi surface paint - Interference Blue
That's Crafty! Multi surface paint - Ivory
That's Crafty! Multi surface paint - Metallic Black
That's Crafty! Multi surface paint - Metallic Silver
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Posca Pens

I do hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Wishing you a lovely day,

Sam xxx

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  1. This is fantastic! Sam. Very clever way of applying the texture paste to create those craters . Just how fab are they shimmering away to create a terrific moon setting for your racing red rocket . Love it ! x

  2. Great make Sam! Lovely texture and shine <3

  3. Now a space set does sound intriguing, I’m sure Fred would volunteer as a spaceman/cat! I adore this Sam, love that the little rocket found a perfect home with you ❤️
    Donna xx

  4. Sam, this is fabulous, you captured such brilliant texture and love the use of texture, transporting us to the moon :)
    Lynne xx

  5. This really is totally amazing Sam! The moon surface is just stunning and looks so lifelike too. For some reason The Clangers spring to mind as I used to love looking at that with my kids!!!
    Fliss xx


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