Making glow in the dark art &
With a black light and fluorescant materials, you can make
all sorts of glow in the dark arts and crafts. This can range
from sketches to mobiles to sculptures to holloween costumes.
This chapter shows various techniques and ideas. You can expand
on these ideas and come up with your inventions. Your imagination
is your only limit.
Sketch on cardboard in invisiable
sketch is visible in the dark under black light.
Invisible ink pen art.
Those inexpensive UV ink pens are great for drawing sketches
and designs on paper, cardboard, wood and other surfaces. Though
the UV ink does fluoresce on normal white paper, you may find
it best to draw on material that doesn't fluoresce. This is particularly
true if you want something to stand out on its own in the dark-a
skeleton sketch for Halloween for example.
Of course one should be careful what one writes one, in particular
if it's not yours. The ink may or may not be easy to remove or
cover over. Writing a design on a disposable plastic toy or shard
of writing paper is one thing.. Writing on mom's silk scarf or
your parent's hallway wall is another. Also, it only makes sense
that you don't want to me writing on areas that people eat or
drink from, like the face of plates. Use common sense.
You can also use other fluorescent materials, like paper.
You can cut paper into designs, fold them into dolls and figures,
use them to embellish your sketches. There is also fluoescent
paint and inks of different colors.
ghost on tongue depessor
One of the neat things with UV art is you can have the design
change when the light is tuned off. For a sketch you can use
a regular ballpoint pen or pencil for the daylight picture, then
have invisible ink for a diffeent image when the lights are off.
You can have a daylight scene on you bedoom mobile and a night
design for when you go to bed. For example, the daylight scene
can show robins and the sun, while the nigh scene can show bats
and owls. UV designs in your room, like stars on you ceiling,
won't show up intil night. You can have a puppet play with both
day and night scenes.
yourself from the Sun's UV
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