This was my first-ever glow-in-the-dark artwork. And it started with a children’s coloring book page:
I was tickled by this design, so I cut the page apart and traced the mushrooms, moon, and stars onto a wood canvas that I had previously gessoed and painted manganese blue. For the transfer, I used Saral paper and an embossing tool.
I laid down base coats with white paint under the moon and mushroom bases and silver under the stars.
I painted the mushroom caps with a few layers of Golden heavy body fluorescent orange paint.
I found some thin felt letters in my stash (children’s section of Walmart) and glued down the letters to spell PEACE.
Then on the letters, the moon, the stars, the mushroom bases, and spots on the one mushroom cap I painted alternating layers of Golden heavy body phosphorescent green paint and Speedball glow-in-the-dark acrylic ink. (You can see how this glows in the NEXT pic…)
I braided a cord with yarn to match the colors of the piece, but this time glued it just inside the edges rather than around them as in Glow Forest and Texture Heart.
It still seemed to have too much open space, so I made some little clay doves and butterflies and painted them with the glow-in-the-dark paints as well.
And NOW you can see how it glows… (click to view larger)
It has been an absolute delight to have this and other glow-in-the-dark artworks hanging on my art wall, let me tell you!
There is something so cheerful about turning out the light and seeing the pleasant glow from my wall… It tickles me good. 😀
This delightful glow-in-the-dark artwork is for sale on Etsy!
Here’s the slideshow with extra pics: