Hi! Mandi here! Here at A Beautiful Mess, gold and glitter take center stage while silver seems to get no love. Poor silver. But what better application for silver leafing than some moon decor? My one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Lucy's favorite thing is the moon right now, so I thought making this simple little wall art featuring some phases of the moon would be perfectly suited for her bedroom—plus, someday it will make a cool teaching tool perhaps!
I was a little disappointed that the photographs of the moon art don't convey how shiny and silver the moon phases are, thanks to the silver gilding paint. So that's a bit of a bummer. But you'll have to just use your imagination or see for yourself as you create something similar!
-20" long 2×4
-silver gilding paint
-moon phases template (you really only need to print out one here)
-picture hanging hardware (not shown)
-large & small paint brush
-hammer (not shown)
Step Two: Cut out the moon phases template, and on the back of the template, scribble with a pencil along the border of each shape. This will prepare the shapes for a graphite transfer.
Step Three: Place the template right side up onto the board. Now trace around the shapes with a pencil or pen. When you lift the template you should see a graphite outline of the moon phases. You may use the same template, flipped upside down, to do the other half of the board too. The scribbled pencil marks should hold up for at least one more transfer.
Step Five: Mount picture hanging hardware on either side of the back of the board, and you're ready to hang your art!
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Spring and Valentine of the Signature Collection.