HELP need ideas for a Sky / Mountain backdrop with stars for a really large Christmas train layout

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November 15, 2013 1:48 PM

Looking for some ideas for a Twinkling Star lit sky sort of getting dark scene with perhaps some Mountains as a back drop for a large Christmas O Gauge display with village.

 

I am setting up a large collection at our local Railway musuem to run with a Polar Express trains event.

Need to cover about 20 feet behind the layout.

Was thinking of some cardboard painted a darkish blue then sprinkle with sparkling gliter before the paint is dry??

 

Pehaps for Mountain scenes some cardboard cut into jagged shapes then spray a white/blue mix. Place these in front of the Sky scenes. Perhaps a spot light with color wheel shining at the sky to illuminate the glitter??

 

Any other ideas?

Large area easy and quick to make??

 
 
 
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November 16, 2013 3:07 PM

Found some cheap long wrapping paper at the $1 store cheap that might work.

Perhaps will sprinkle on some glitter with a light mist of hair spray or something to hold it.

Dark blue with some star shapes.

 
 
 
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November 16, 2013 4:40 PM

quick and easy night sky?...

 

go to the fabric department of your wal-mart...i'm pretty sure they sell dark blue fabric that looks like a star filled night sky...at least my local store sell it...last time i looked my local store had several patterns...

 

do the mountains with the cardboard like you mentioned...

 

howard

 
 
 
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November 23, 2013 12:42 PM

kj356...

 

email me off the forum...my email address is in my profile...i have some pictures to a background that some friends built...you may get a few ideas...and save some money...

 

howard...

 

www.littleglitterhouses.com

 
 
 
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