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Star Marquee Light


Hi! Dana Tatar here sharing a star marquee light that I altered to add a little glamor to my craft space. I used one of my favorite color combinations, gold and blue, for this project. I had a lot of fun adding dimensional stars to this piece with the NEW Gold Texture Luxe™!


Step One: Mix up a gold mist with the Gelatos®Mist Maker Set and a Gold Champagne Gelatos®. Lightly spray the star with mist.


Step Two: Add a star pattern to the frame of the light using Gold Texture Luxe and a stencil. Note: I created my own stencil with a piece of acetate and a star punch.


Step Three: Cut a star from a piece of sticky back canvas. Color the canvas with Gold Champagne mist and an Aqua Dolce Gelatos. Stamp a star pattern onto the canvas using a stamp and a brown Stamper's Big Brush Pen. Note: The star marquee light came with a star template that fit inside the center of the light fixture. This is the guide I used to cut my canvas.


Step Four: Soften the intensity of the stamped canvas by applying a coat of watered down Gesso. Dry with a heat gun.


Step Five: Add color to the outer frame and inside edge of the light fixture using Gelatos watercolors. Note: I mixed Aqua Dolce, Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos with water to create watercolors, which I applied to the light fixture with a paint brush. Dry the surface with a heat gun between colors to prevent colors, especially the pale blue, from blending and becoming muddy.


Here is what the marquee light looks like when on.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gesso (#770302)
Steampunk Gelatos (#770164)
Gelatos Designer Colors - 50's Diner (#770163)
Gelatos Color Gift Set (#770161)
Gelatos Mist Maker Set  (#770311)
Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3 ct. - Neutral (#770054)
Texture Luxe Metallic Paste - Gold


Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 8 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.


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What a FUN project, Dana!! I'm sure it will really glow with all the wonderful gold :)


Looks like the perfect glow for your craft space. Hoping it sheds creative light on all your projects! j.

Susie Bentz


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