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Out of this World Solar System

By: Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
I’m the proud mother of three wonderful children and a silly and cute grandson named Sammy. I’ve been a designer and crafter with Plaid for 15 years. My love of crafting took off when I was 14 and won a “Best in Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair for one of my oil paintings. Since that time, I’ve been crafting up a storm! I love Mod Podge and everything it can do - there is hardly a project out there that doesn’t deserve a little Mod Podge. I hope to pass my knowledge onto you and wish you much success in your decoupaging endeavors.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sea Mist, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Texture Paint - Glow-in-the-Dark, 4 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lavender, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Tangerine, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Red Light, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cobalt Blue, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Two 1½” wood disks
One 4” STYROFOAM™ Ball-cut in half
Two 3” STYROFOAM™ Balls-cut in half
Two 2½” STYROFOAM™ Balls-cut in half
14”x20” piece of black foam board
¾” flat brush
Palette knife
White craft glue


  1. With the pencil, draw a semi circle which will be the sun on black foam board using photo for placement. Paint Sun Tangerine. Wet sponge, dip into Red Light and lightly pounce over Sun. When dry, add some Glow in the Dark Texture Medium with the palette knife in several random areas of the sun.
  2. Paint one wood disk Sea Mist. This will be Mercury. Paint one wood disk Lavender. This will be Pluto.
  3. Paint one half of a 2½” Styrofoam ball Calypso Sky. This will be Neptune.
  4. Paint one half of a 2½” Styrofoam ball Tangerine. This will be Mars.
  5. Paint one half of a 2½” Styrofoam ball Grass Green. This will be Uranus.
  6. Paint one half of a 3” Styrofoam ball Cobalt Blue. This will be the Earth.
  7. Paint 2nd half of a 3” Styrofoam ball Lemon Custard. These will be Saturn and Venus.
  8. Paint half of the 4” Styrofoam ball Red Light. This will be Jupiter.
  9. Place dried Saturn on foam sheet and trace shape. Remove Saturn and freehand a ring of foam that will fit around the planet. Cut foam and apply Glow in the Dark Texture Medium. Set aside till dry and then place ring around Saturn before gluing to foam board.
  10. Using Lemon Custard, Red Light, and Tangerine, add some stripes to Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus.
  11. Use the palette knife to apply Glow in the Dark Texture Medium to each of the planets.
  12. When everything is dry, glue planets in place and label.
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