I’ve been fascinated with glow in the dark jars for several weeks. So I decided to try my own glow in the dark approach – painting flowers with glow in the dark paint. I contacted Holcraft: Painters Source, who was really excited about seeing how their glow in the dark paint could turn common items into something spectacular. If you are ready to turn fake flowers into something amazing when the lights go out, take a look at these tips.
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Glow in the Dark Flowers
We decided to try the paint on artificial flowers. I purchased $3.00 of artificial roses and carnations and started experimenting. We discovered that there is no wrong way to paint the flowers. You can paint the entire petals or just coat the tips with paint. It’s completely up to you and your imagination.
Another technique we tried is dipping the flowers in the paint. We even used a toothbrush to paint on some of the petals.
You can mix the paints together to make your own blended colors. The kids mixed and painted and made a grand mess.
To take the pictures, we turned off the flash, turned on a small black light and laid the flowers on a dark blanket. We experimented with several settings and finally got several pictures we really liked.
If you have a blacklight, you can get the most impressive glow in the dark fake flowers. The paint really responds better to the light than just letting them glow on their own.
What do you think? Have you tried using glow in the dark paint for some special effects? I’d love to see what you have created!
You can order Glow in the dark paint from Amazon or buy it at your local craft store.