Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Hello, Tiffany here! Today I’m sharing with you how to create a galaxy effect in your bible. I had so much fun with this, and I hope you do too!
I started by sketching out the lettering that I wanted on the page, so I could be sure to get the spacing right.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Next, I used a paint brush and some white gesso to paint over the sketched lettering. I’m sure you could get a similar effect using any white acrylic paint.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
After that has dried, take your watercolors and some water and paint your first layers of color. First, I used red. The key is to paint it down in an irregular way. You don’t want this to look perfect! I used a little more water than I normally would so that I could swirl the paint on the page more, which helps in creating that galaxy look. Be sure to put something down underneath your page for protection, because your page will get really wet! (I use the Illustrated Faith You Rule Bible Mat, and I LOVE it!) Don’t be afraid to paint over your lettering with the watercolors.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Time to add another layer of color! Next up: Purple.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Blue.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
And lastly, black. You would think that with this being a starry galaxy I would use a lot more black…but I wanted to keep it to a minimum, letting the other colors be more vibrant.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Once I let that dry, the lettering ended up being fainter that I had wanted. So, I grabbed my white gel pen and outlined all of the letters.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Then I added a bunch of little white dots to be the stars!
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
And then you’re done! I was really happy with how this turned out. There are a lot of different possibilities for this! If you want some inspiration, just do a Google image search for “galaxy” and you will find many beautiful images to spark your imagination.
Tiffany Zajas | Mixed Media "Galaxy" Technique Tutorial
Hope you enjoy making a galaxy page as much as I did! Share your page on Instagram using the #illustratedfaith hashtag so we can all see your creativity. :) Have fun!
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6 Comments
  1. Jean McNulty 4 years ago

    Love it…cannot wait to give it a try :)

  2. betty 4 years ago

    i really love this tutorial – thank you!
    i would love to request a tutorial (process video?) on how you draw out your script block letters if you would be willing to share that sometime – it is so pretty! thank you!

  3. Cindy 4 years ago

    Its beautiful! Did you prep the page before using the watercolor paint?

  4. Catarina 4 years ago

    This is so awesome! I loved it and I can’t wait to try it also ;)

  5. Laura 4 years ago

    I can’t wait to try this! Thank you sooo much for sharing your awesome page. :)

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