I got the idea to try my hand at simulating a galvanized metal star using silver to represent the light and gold for the shadows.
Step One: Print out a star from a Google search, I typed in “galvanized metal star”.
Step Two: cover all the edges with silver necklace chains using E6000.
Step Three: Cover each section with glue and fill with either light silver or darker silver glitter.
I used two varieties of glitter for contrast.
Step Four: decide what color you want your background board or canvas to be. I whitewashed this balsa wood plaque.
Step Five: Fill each section with either silver or gold pieces of junk jewelry or buttons. It works best to use E6000 so the pieces can be moved to fit if you work quickly (you can move the pieces around since they are small and the space you are filling is so small.)
To finish, I drew on a border with silver paint pen and added some plastic stars. This piece turned out very beachy and I bet it will find a place in Sunrose Gallery for First Saturday ArtWalk here in Seaside, Oregon this weekend!