Get Arty with Cath Kidston: How to Paint Stars and Moon Print
You know that feeling? When the cold nights draw in? That nip in the air? Jumpers and hot chocolate. Moon-soaked walks and star lit skies. There’s a whisper of Christmas. And it gives everything a sprinkling of magic.
Our Moon & Stars print was designed to capture that essence of winter wonder, with shooting stars and glittering skyscapes. There was no better print we could think of to learn to paint for this time of year.
Emma, our Senior Print Designer, shows us how. Grab a festive tipple (or two) and your crafting kit, and let’s get making some magical skies.
What You'll Need
- Small paintbrush
- Paints in different colours, Gouache or Watercolour works well
Start out by picking your colour palette. You can go festive if you’re feeling it. Us? We’re going for rich, jewelled tones of blue, pink and yellow.
Sketch your moon and stars in pencil first. This will give you the chance to play around with spacing and size. The stars should look and feel hand drawn, so don’t worry about them being perfectly symmetrical.
Start adding colour with your paints. Make your stars shoot across the sky with a dotted path of stardust behind them.
Keep going. It’s as simple as that. Alternate your colours how you want to get a playful pops of colour amongst a magical sky-scape. Don’t forget to tag us in your masterpieces by using #CKArtClass