Have you gotten our Summer Sale Flyer yet? If not, you’re missing out on some REALLY great new products!
One of which is our brand spankin’ new color of Joe’s Prime Really Good Lightfast Acrylic: Glow-in-the-Dark!
Let me tell you, the possibilities with this color are endless. Maybe you want to hand-paint some stars on your ceiling, or decorate objects that seem normal during the day until they come alive at night!
You can also incorporate it into a typical painting, just to give it a little somethin’ extra when the lights go out.
–And that’s exactly what I did!
As my ground, I used a Joe’s Prime Really Good Canvas (size 9×12).
I started by painting the whole thing with 2 thick layers of the glow-in-the-dark paint.
With the lights on, it has this nice yellowy-green hue to it.
But when the lights go out…
It shines like crazy!
There was no fancy editing on this photo, either! I actually snapped it with my iPhone–so even lower-grade cameras will pick up the phosphorescence!
I put my hand over it to show how crisp and clear silhouettes will work, and this paint is so bright that it’s even shining onto my watch face!
The next step was sketching on my subject.
I’m doing a silhouette line of pine trees climbing up a mountain based on a photo that was actually taken here on our beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway!
The paint is extremely absorbent to other pigments, so be sure that your sketches are light and simple because it’s very difficult to erase.
I try to steer away from pure blacks whenever possible (just a personal preference, black is a great tool!), so I chose to paint my trees in one of my favorite colors in our Joe’s Prime line, Payne’s Gray.
I love this gray because it has so many values to it; thinned out with water, it comes off as a navy blue, but lay it on thick and it’s close to black, only with a little more depth.
It was the perfect complement to the tint in the glow-in-the-dark paint.
Trees are done!
In preparation for my night sky, I laid down some stars with rubber cement as a masking agent.
And then came the tricky part… My sky.
If you mix the glow-in-the-dark paint with a dark color, like Payne’s Gray, it completely disappears. So in order to blend my sky, I had to lay down some Gray along the top and drag it closer to the trees with my wet brush/a wet paper towel to get it to blend.
The final step was rubbing away the acrylic to reveal my stars.
As you can see, the paint actually resisted the rubber cement in some spots, making it easier to find my little stars and let them shine!
How magical! The rubber cement worked like a charm!
I think the stars definitely kick it up a notch and add some perspective to the piece.
Here it is in the dark!
Wow! Check that out!
I can’t wait to hang this up!
Head on over to the Summer Sale Event page and pick this up along with some other goodies!
Or, if you’d rather have a hard copy, request one here!
Then let me know what you used the paint for! I love seeing creative ways to use glow paints!