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Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! This year we are giving you more than 80 ideas for handmade gifts for everyone in your list! 

I've seen a trend of space and constellations in home decor. However, I'm not doing it because is a trend. My daughter loves astronomy and has been asking for a space room for a while so I've been making little things to match this theme. You can give this gift to: someone that needs a home decor accent, science teachers, homeschooling friends, kids, those guys that you never know what make them, etc.


Apply drops of the Clearsnap Izink on the basswood and spread it using the Clearsnap ColorBox® Color Blender. Mix different kinds of color like blues, purple, silver and opaline going around the basswood to give the illusion of a space background. Is really easy and the ink is very saturated so is a very easy to do this. The Blender is plastic, you can wash it after you are done with your project.
Find your favorite constellation online and print it big enough to fit in your surface. Rub chalk or a white colored pencil in the back of the paper. I prefer white pencil because is less messy and I don't have to clean up after I'm done. Make sure you get all the stars covered. Use Tombow Mono Adhesive Removable on the paper to keep it in the same place.

Use the Tombow Mono Drawing Pencil to trace the stars in the front of the paper. I like using a ruler to follow the lines but if your hand is steady you can follow the lines on the paper. Then draw the lines directly on the basswood using the white Tombow Recycled Colored Pencil.
Apply the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue in the stars. Let dry for a few minutes until the glue is clear.
After the glue dries rub the Clearsnap Designer Foils- Winter Sky in the stars. Write the name of the most important stars and the constellation using the white Tombow Recycled Colored Pencil. I added a few dots with the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue in Orion and then used the Clearsnap Designer Foils- Winter Sky. I love lettering but since my daughter is only 6 I thought this would be more appropriate, specially for these strange names.

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36 lovely comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

What a fab gift idea! This piece was my favorite from the hop today. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Maria said...

beautiful work

Nikki C said...

This is just stunning love how you did this

Cathy Homan said...

Great idea for someone interested in the solar system! Thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

This is lovely.

MARISELA PEREZ said...

Es una idea brillante!!! Gracias por la inspiración

L J Dogsmom said...

I did not know this is a burgeoning trend. We just love starwatching.
Maybe I will be in fashion for a while?

Charity Cram said...

Fun gift idea! Thank you for the chance to win!

rebecca sipes said...

This is a great idea for my grand kids!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun project
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool. My grandson would love this.

Vicki H said...

Fun idea!

madisonznana said...

This is a great gift idea.

TracyM #6773 said...

COOL COSMIC project Jennie!!!
WOW - great idea and piece - your daughter will LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

TracyM #6773 said...

This year I have started making sets of cards and plan on making several sets with coordinating boxes to give as handmade gifts for my mother, sister and sister-in-law.
I also have a special canvas planned to surprise my husband for our anniversary ... not sure if it will be done in time for this year though, keeping my inky fingers crossed :)

Cindy Feagle said...

What a great project tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Linsey R said...

This is so cool Jennie! What a clever girl you are!! Very unique gift idea that is sure to delight whomever receives it!!! TFS your project!!!

Виктория Юрьевна said...


Thanks for the idea ! I like it!

Kate LeBlanc said...

I love this project, I am already thinking about using your tips for cards.
Out of this world!!

BunnyD said...

Cool project! great tutorial.

Jen said...

Very clever. thanks for sharing!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Wow! Love it! Orion happens to be my favorite constellation. Tfs Patricia B

dragonswing said...

This would be so cute for everyone in the family to do their zodiac sign.

petunia670 said...

Love the paint work on your project.

Jen My Scrap Menagerie said...

Love your idea! Those Zink colors are so bold and bright! Great gift for an astrology fan. :)

vinita jain said...

Super fun project! Thanks for sharing!

Diana S said...

Great Idea for using the inks! Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop, this is great fun!

barbara macaskill said...

y 11 year old grandson loves the constellation and stars so this would be perfect for him! TFS!

Katie said...

What a great gift! Beautiful too, she will love it! :) I was wondering how the IZink inks works so this was helpful too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sue D said...

Love this idea. My husband and 2 sons work at NASA and I bet the grandchildren would love this.

Janis said...

I love anything about the night sky. This is a super-cool project!!!
<3 J

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Amy C said...

Fun project...thanks for sharing!!

Noreen said...

What a fun idea - kind of like attaching the stars to the ceiling in kids' rooms.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Arianna Barbara said...

Amazing creation! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the stars in the sky.
Beautiful placque.
The instructions for transferring the design is great.
thanks for sharing.

beverly e said...

Great prizes... Thanks for the giveaway!