The first thing you will need is a globe.
Now don’t be shy,
I’m sure by now you have all converted to Google Maps
and your globe is sitting on the top of a shelf
somewhere collecting dust.
If you don’t have one,
try your local thrift store,
chances are someone else just got addicted
to the Magic of Google.
LOL, no I’m not trying to shamefully
Once you have cleaned the dust off you will want to find
some type of light to illuminate your globe.
I stole mine from one of my Christmas village pieces,
but I’m sure you can find something
at your local hardware store.
With an exacto knife
cut out an opening for your light.
Prime your globe with gesso or basic white paint,
this may take several coats.
Once primed the fun part begins-
Skies the limit - your “moon” can look anyway you want.
I made mine to match my shabby chic bedroom theme
I’ve recently taken a liking too.
I chose to decoupage my globe
with old music sheets,
vintage cards, and sewing patterns
using Mod Podge as my glue.
Elmer's basic white glue will work just fine too
it’s just important at this stage in the project
to use a matt based product.
Once you have the entire surface covered,
you will probably want to subdue or age your piece.
I diluted pink, aqua, pearl, and white
acrylic paint with some water
and worked my way around the globe
painting the entire surface and then rubbing it off.
I ended by sprinkling a bit of glitter
before everything was completely dry.
Once dry seal your work
with a glossy overcoat of Mod Podge.
To create the “craters”
you will need some scrap-booking eyelets.
The ones I chose were 1/8 inch,
however I found they were a bit too small
to really allow very much light to come through
so I would highly suggest you try a larger size.
If you are careful to pick just the right size
of drill bit your eyelets should fit right into the holes
and no glue will be needed to hold them in place.
I’m sorry that I don’t have any images to share
of what the lamp looks like turned on.
This lighting technique is very subtle
and is more for just adding a bit of
“magic” to your room at night.
If you want just skip the lighting portion
of this tutorial all together,
to create interesting three dimensional pieces of art.
You could have a whole collection
in all different sizes.
once through you wont miss
that ol’ globe one bit.