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Wish Upon A Star Canvas Light Art

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Wish Upon A Star Canvas Light Art
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Wish Upon A Star Canvas Light Art

designed by PLA Schneider

Light up a wall with this wishful, backlit canvas full of stars and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Blue Bird (DA527)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Cobalt (DA546)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • pencil
  • #10 flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • sea sponge
  • 11" x 14" canvas
  • star-shaped hole punch and Contac® paper or star stickers


  1. Place random star stickers or punched-out Contac® paper stars on the canvas. Lightly draw the moon in pencil. (A small plate works great). Using a #8 round brush, paint the perimeter of the moon. Using a small sea sponge, dab Chartreuse around the moon and over the stars. Carefully peel off the stars.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Continue dabbing Chartreuse on the canvas, avoiding the inside of the moon and stars.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a #8 round brush, paint a circle around the stars and outline the moon in Blue Bird. Using a small sea sponge, dab Blue Bird in the space between the stars. Using a small sea sponge, dab on Cobalt, blending out toward the edges of the canvas.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Continue dabbing both Blue Bird and Cobalt to blend. Using a #10 flat brush, paint the perimeter in Cobalt. Loosely paint the word "Wish" using a #8 round brush with two coats of Cotton Ball.
    Step 3 Example
  5. To light: There are many ways to obtain the backlight and make this piece glow. Just be sure that you use safe, low-heat lighting and/or light bulbs.