Painting the Millennium Falcon! – Dry brushing technique

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Happy Friday everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Before you get to wondering too much, i didn’t need scaffolding for this job! ย hehe….

Although I’m sure painting the real Millennium Falcon would be fun, this is a mini Falcon, that is made from air dry paper clay and was for use on my hubby’s Valentines card.

I love paper clay, but don’t use it as much as I should! Its so light weight that its perfect for adding things like this to cards and projects, without adding any weight, which means two things, my card doesn’t topple over all the time and it doesn’t add anything to the ever rising postage costs if I was sending it!

I just wanted to share with you how simple it is to get that old, rough, distressed kind of look (this can work on other items too, not just paper clay).

First make your object, in this case the Millennium Falcon and let it fully dry, normally over a night or two.

How to achieve the paint effect:

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1. Paint your item in its base/main colour.


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2. Give it a second coat if need be, let it fully dry.


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3. Take a tiny bit of Black acrylic paint on an appropriate sized brush (in his case as small one). Brush the paint off onto a scrap piece of card, until it feels as though it is just empty.


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4. Now take your brush and brush it all over your item. This is called ‘Dry Brushing’.


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5. Complete the ship by adding some watered down red acyrlic and watered down black to highlight certain areas.


ย Let it dry and adhere it to your project ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hearty – White air dry paperclay
Grey, red & black acrylic paints
Heavy weight Linen Cardstock


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4 thoughts on “Painting the Millennium Falcon! – Dry brushing technique

  1. A wonderful project…my kiddos would be sooooooooo jealous of this if they saw it! You did a fabulous job creating the Milennium Falcon. Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, hope you’ll join us again for more of our weekly challenges!
    Denice – TTCRD DT

    1. Thank you Denice ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. What a brilliant project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

    1. Thank you Claire ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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