– A balloon (if you want a larger lamp, it can be a piñata or a rubber ball)
– Vinyl glue or paste
– Kitchen paper
– A plastic cup and a marker (marker)
– A lampholder (pendant or floor lamp, depending on your preference)
– A round sponge with a rough texture
– Acrylic paint ocher and ivory white
1. To start, inflate the balloon or piñata and, with the help of a glass and a marker, circle the knot.
2. Cover the balloon with vinyl glue diluted in equal proportion with water, or with a paste that you have prepared with water and flour. You can directly submerge it, if you are using a small balloon, or do it with a brush part by part.
3. With the help of a brush, cover the entire globe with pieces of kitchen paper. Place all the queue you need. This technique is called “cartapesta”. Crush the paper well with the brush to remove any marks or roughness. Make three layers. That will be enough to make it resistant but not opaque.
4. When the balloon has dried, paint your dial with ivory white acrylic paint. If you do not get it, you can use another shade of white, or mix it with a little ocher.
5. Look for a porous sponge with large holes that will help you imitate the surface of the moon.
6. Paint the surface mixing acrylic white, ocher and if you want gray, imitating the lunar pattern. Look for photos of the moon to inspire you!
7. When your moon is dry, click the balloon and remove it with a clip. Then, place the lamp holder inside it.