For a long time I had a bad white frame around and never really knew what I should paint to a white frame. Until I remembered that I had bought a Rust Iron Primer just as long ago, because I wanted to try it sometime. So at some point I had the frame ready and thought of a suitable motive. Painting Mars with metallic paints may not have been the best idea, but I think it fits quite well with the rusty-looking frame. Tastes are different. I worked with three different pastes. With two pastes, I have designed the surface, with the texture paste that is very coarse-grained I could shape the craters and mountains quite well emphasizing. This is how a small 3D effect was created. For space, I thought the graphite paste could fit very well, but unfortunately it does not shimmer as much as the manufacturer offers. But all in all, I’m completely satisfied, and now I have a new painting on the shelf.




– any cheap plastic frame with cardboard, 14 x 19 cm

– Rust Iron Primer by CREARTEC (Universal Grounding, Iron Ground, Oxidations Medium, gloves, wood scoop)

– any cheap brush for priming the frame with Universal Grounding & Oxidations Medium

– plastic palette knifes, Graduate brush round No. 1 by Daler-Rowney, filbert brush with natural bristels by Crelando No. 2, Graduate brush Spotter No. 10/0 by Daler-Rowney

– Coarse Modelling Paste by Gerstaecker, Coarse-Grained Structuring Paste by ProArt, Graphite Modelling Paste by LUKAS

– Acrylic Paints in Yellow, Red and Gold by ProArt

– Acrylic Paint in Titanium White by Amsterdam Expert Series

– Acrylic Paint in Mars Black by Reeves

– Acrylic Paint in Gold by Gerstaecker Studio Bronze

– Acrylic Paste in Gold by Marabu

– Acrylic Paint in Copper by Marabu