So I finally grabbed some crazy supplies and threw caution to the wind and just went where the piece took me without much planning or forethought at all.
I decided rather than make a planet, strange new galaxy I decided just to go for a surface. So this is my interpretation of what the surface of far away planet would look like - say maybe Jupiter??
For this piece I used puff paint, Setacolor! shaved aluminum from my hubby's machine shop, beads and eyelash yarn.
It was quite a journey making this piece, not quite a trip to space but briefly I felt I had reached the stars:-)
Here is just after I painted the puffpaint.
Here is the finished piece: