Personalized Constellation Vanity Tray
Add constellation dots from the zodiac onto simple plates and turn them into modern, personalized vanity trays for you or a friend. They make a wonderful addition to a dresser, workspace or bathroom vanity.
By: Maureen Stevens
- square porcelain plate in white
- spray paint in desired color
- carbon paper
- gold-leaf marker
- constellation printable (see below)
Spray-paint plate in your desired color. Let dry.
Apply Carbon Paper + Printable
Cut a sheet of carbon paper and your printable to a size where it fits perfectly on your plate. Place the carbon paper first (Image 1), then the printable on top of it.
Constellations of the Zodiac Printable Templates
Trace Constellation Dots
Trace constellation dots on the printable or shade with a pencil.
Using the gold-leaf marker, shade constellation dots visible on the plate (Image 2). Note: The dots may not transfer perfectly, but that gives it character!
Pulling Up Paper after Tracing Printable in Creating a Personalized Constellation Vanity Plate
Carefully removing the carbon paper and printable once it has been traced is Step 4 when creating a personalized constellation vanity plate. If this process is done correctly, you will see dots on the porcelain plate in a pattern specified by the constellation printable you have selected.
Shading the Constellation Dots in Creating a Personalized Vanity Tray
Using a gold-leaf marker to shade constellation dots visible on the plate is another part of Step 4 in creating a personalized constellation vanity tray. The dots may have not transferred perfectly, but your artistic touch will give the tray a sense of individuality and character.
Consider the Possibilities with your Personalized Constellation Vanity Tray
The last step (Step 5) in creating your personalized vanity tray is deciding how it will be styled and used. Although practical as a small storage tray, it also could become a signature piece of art or be given as a thoughtful gift to an astrology aficionado.
Style Your Tray
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