Clear acrylic varnish
1 wall plaque or frame (we used an 8” square wood plaque from a craft store)
1 piece blue decorative paper with stars on it (cut to size of front of frame)
Optional: 1 piece ivory paper with printed quotation and cut to approx. 4” x 4” with decorative scissors (or cut to approx. 4 1/2” square, dampen each side of paper and gently tear for a “deckled” edge).
Acrylic paints: metallic silver, gray, white, blue to match blue of paper
1. Let each casting dry thoroughly. Cut out the star and moon using sharp scissors or an Exacto® knife.
2. Varnish each casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence.
3. Apply metallic silver paint to outside edge of rocket casting as shown. Let dry. Then apply blue paint to center of background as shown and let dry. Next apply gray to body of rocket and let dry. Then apply white to smoke cloud. Let dry. Optional: Add metallic silver as highlight on rocket and wings. Let dry.
4. Paint metallic silver on star and moon cut-outs.
5. Apply primer to plaque or frame and let dry. Then paint edges of frame with metallic silver paint. Let dry. Optional: Paint a blue edge along outside of silver edge (as shown).
6. Cut blue star paper to fit front of frame and glue into place. Let dry.
7. Optional: Glue ivory 4” square paper with quotation to center of frame. Let dry.
6. Glue rocket casting to upper left corner off frame. Glue moon and star to lower right corner of frame. Let dry.