Handmade Father’s Day Gift – Galaxy Painting

Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting ArtWith Father’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to make a handmade Father’s Day Gift instead of just buying one this year. I always love the thought and effort behind handmade gifts and this is a great gift to give any dad for Father’s Day. You could even do this Father’s Day craft with kids too!

RELATED: Galaxy Painted Rocks, Galaxy Painted Shells 

I love painting galaxies and this galaxy handmade Father’s Day gift is great for dad. But the best part is that once you know how to paint galaxies you can apply this same technique to all kinds of galaxy craft on rocks, shells, paper and more.Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art

Supplies for Galaxy Handmade Father’s Day Gift (affiliate links provided for convenience)

Watch the full tutorial video here and see the step-by-step directions below:

Directions for Galaxy Handmade Father’s Day Gift

  1. Cut out a heart shape and trace it onto the wood slice using a pencil. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  2. Paint in the entire heart using black acrylic paint. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  3. Using a round foam brush, start by adding a dark blue color, followed by a lighter blue underneath to the top left of the heart. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  4. Do the same with a blueish green color. Adding the dark first and a lighter version second. You can easily lighten up the color by just mixing in a bit of white with the paint. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  5. Next add dark purple to the far right as well as a fuscia color. Add lighter pink/white acrylic paint to the center of the fuscia colored area.  Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  6. Add stars by applying a small amount white acrylic paint to a tooth brush. Keep the bristles pointed away from you (you want them facing the wood slice), and run you finger up the bristles, gently flicking the paint onto the wood slice. It’s easier to control where the paint goes by getting closer to the wood slice and flicking slowly. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  7. Add additional details like a moon and larger stars using a small round paintbrush.Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  8. To add shooting stars and other larger round stars, dip a nail dotting tool (see supply list) into white paint and gently press down on the wood slice without touching it all the way to the wood. You just want the paint to touch. More pressure for larger dots and less pressure to make the dots smaller. Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art
  9. Using a paint marker, add a message to dad for Father’s Day!Handmade Father's Day Gift Galaxy Painting Art

Bet your dad will love this galaxy handmade Father’s Day art. Would love to see if you try out this project. Come share your finished galaxy art with me on my Instagram page or Facebook page. I love featuring projects that were inspired by my tutorials with my followers.Father's Day Handmade Gift - Galaxy Art

Check out these other fun galaxy projects for more inspirations:

Galaxy Painted Rocks

Galaxy Painted Shells 

Galaxy Painted Shells Using Alcohol Inks

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