Night Sky Paint Caddy

Hi guys! I have been inspired by the galaxy trend the past year, but I have not found a surface to paint it on. Once I laid my hands on our Painter’s Carry All I knew this was the project that I would finally try the trend! After watching some YouTube tutorials I felt very confident that I could execute this project with my limited painting skills.  The beauty of this project is there is no wrong way to paint a sky! As long as the colors blend it will still look pretty.

First, I basecoated the entire Carry All, including inside and brush holder interior boxes with Lamp Ebony Black (#13067). This took about 2 coats for me. I found my inspiration image and sketched the mountain range. Using the inspiration image as a reference, I started dry brushing the sky with True Blue (#13036) with a 1” highlighter brush. Next, I repeated the dry brushing with Purple Pizzaz (#13543). I kept layering the True Blue and Purple Pizzaz until the two colors were blended across the sky. In order to add some depth I left the black basecoat showing through some of the layers. To add the sun setting behind the mountain, I blended some Golden Straw (#13168) at the peak of the mountain. I repeated these steps around the whole carry all and on the 2 brush holder interior boxes. Once dry, I splattered Snow White (#13001) using a number 8 Shader brush dipped in water and paint to create the stars. I wanted smaller splatters and larger splatters to create a feeling of distance in the sky.  If you get Snow White on the mountain range cover the splatters with Lamp Ebony Black. That’s it! You now have a very trendy but functional Painter Carry All. Be sure to share your project photos on our Facebook Page or the Clubhouse.

Categories - Finished Projects, Inspiration, Painting, Staff Projects


  • Hillary Duysen wrote on 08/01/2017 1:53 pm

    What a great use of the carrier! We would love to see your version once you are done!

  • Susan Allen wrote on 07/31/2017 5:57 pm

    I am a star gazer. This hard tote would carry all the thing I need and use while out there except the telescope. With the carrier I can carry everything with the scope in the other hand.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hillary Duysen wrote on 07/24/2017 3:56 pm

    Thank you, Linda! It is a great project for beginners too.

  • Linda wrote on 07/10/2017 9:31 am

    I love the colours in this!

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