Nail polish galaxies painted on the back of glass floral pebbles
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Use flat/circular floral pebbles (clear glass without an iridescent glaze) Layer them with nail polishes to create images that resemble the Hubble Telescope photos of distant space. I've painted super novas, black holes, and moon images against a starry background using glitter nail polishes and layers of faintly applied colors. Use various tipped paint brushes (for acrylic paints). Clean with 100% acetone. Think in reverse when painting these images as you view the image from the top of the floral marble while you paint the image on the reverse. Start by using a layer of clear/glitter polish, then add colors. Keep a bottle of professional nail polish thinner/extender on hand. Place a drop or two of nail polish on some tin foil and then add a drop or two of nail polish thinner/extender to thin out the polish so you can paint with it. These make beautiful pendants or unique refrigerator magnets.
Fantastic job, very gorgeous work.
Keep a glass of 100% Acetone (nail polish remover) on hand to keep your brushes clean as you work. Don't try painting with the brush that comes in the bottle. You don't have any control.
I'm about to have foot surgery and am going to be "down" for a few weeks. I was planning to paint some while I'm out of commission so keep watching my projects for a new tutorial on the pocket galaxies.