Easy DIY Pink Moon Painting for Beginners
Create an out-of-this-world painting with just a handful of supplies!
Painting an ethereal pink moon isn’t as hard as it sounds—especially with our quick and easy tutorial! Using simple supplies like a canvas, hard body acrylic paints, and a sponge, we’ll show you how to create a luminous moon that glows in a magical night sky.
What You’ll Need
- artPOP! Heavy Body Acrylics in Titanium White, Violet, Medium Purple, and Magenta
- artPOP! 8 x 10 Stretched Canvas Pack
- Painter’s Tape
- X-Acto Knife
- Palette Knife
Cover your work surface with a large plastic sheet or kraft paper to protect against drips. No need to purchase a specialty paint sponge—a kitchen sponge, magic eraser, or cotton balls work great for this activity!
Create a moon tape mask by slightly overlapping 5–7 pieces of painter’s tape on a hard, scratch-resistant surface or cutting mat. Use a cup or bowl to trace your moon shape, then cut out your circle with an X-Acto knife.
Place your moon tape mask onto the canvas, pressing firmly to make sure it’s properly adhered. Using your paints, dab on a ring of dots in the following color order: Magenta, Medium Purple, and Violet.
Use a paint brush to spread the colors around the canvas, working from the inner rings to the outer rings. Blend colors with a sponge.
Slightly thin out your Titanium White paint with water, then use a paint brush to flick the paint onto the canvas to mimic stars.
With a palette knife (or any dull knife), gently lift up and remove the moon tape mask.
Apply a Titanium White dot in the center of the moon, followed by a ring of four Magenta dots, then an outer ring of seven Titanium White dots. Blend the dots together with a paint brush to fill in the moon with a soft pink color.
Add colorful dimension to the moon by applying Magenta, Medium Purple, and Titanium White accents with a sponge.
Use a paint brush to and Titanium White to create fine crater details.
Give your piece a full day to dry before touching or hanging.