Reach for the Stars Acrylic Painting

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Materials needed

  • Canvas, watercolour or canvas paper
  • Pallet or a normal plate
  • 2 Paintbrushes; medium for thebackground and fine for the letters
  • 1 cup with a bit of water to washthe brush when needed
  • Tissue paper or paper towel
  • Acrylic paint. You can use oil paints or watercolours for this project if you prefer. Colours we used: Black, purple, blue, red, pink and white.


  1. Paint the surface with black.
  2. Add some drops of purple and blend them in using your medium size brush or a paper towel. Repeat the same exercise with purple and then with blue.
  3. Mix in your palette: purple with white to get a light purple, separately blue with white to get a lighter blue and then red with white to get pink.
  4. Repeat step 2 with the 3 colours you blended with white, one by one.
  5. Clean your medium-size paintbrush and dry it. Now dab it into the white paint and with your thumb, you can start splattering a bit of the white onto the canvas. Another way to do it is by tapping the paint brush with white paint with another paintbrush, a pencil or a stick, so every time you tap you get the white paint splattered in a controlled way.
  6. Give it approximately 15 mins for the background to dry.
  7. Now get the fine paintbrush and write the “Reach for the Stars” message. You can write your name, someone else’s name or a word/message that makes you happy!

Well done, your artwork is ready!


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