Glow in the Dark Crafting -Volume 2

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There were so many cool GITD items to talk about in yesterday’s post, I just couldn’t get to them all.  So here’s another batch of glow-in-the-dark goodness for you!

Thread, Floss, and Yarns

Thread for sewing by http://www.made-in-china.com

Thread for sewing by http://www.made-in-china.com

I LOVE glow in the dard threads…all of my Halloween wall-hangings have quilted spiderwebs for quilting. You can also do rockin’ machine embroidery or monogramming with this cool thread, too. And it’s not just for Halloween anymore- with these sweet pastel colors, you can use it for baby quilts, books, appliques, etc.

Most major thread companies have glow in the dark thread, including Coats, Guterman/Sulky, Madeira, and YLI, so take your pick of your favorites! What a fun and inexpensive way to add a bit of magic to fairy wings, superhero masks, and personalized tote bags.

You hand-embroiderers, don’t despair! DMC has a GITD embroidery floss.

Paints and Decoupage

 

Oh, how we love GITD paints! I used the Stickles version on a black Halloween banner that I got at the closeout store. So for that little $1.25 tube of paint, I really tricked out my sign!

I could go on for DAYS about paints, but here are a few name brands that have glow paints- and a few notes:

  • Decoart– Acrylic, sold in 2 oz. bottles, and can even be used with Styrofoam for your science projects!
  • Palmer Prism– Acrylic, comes in mulit-color strips of 1/2 oz each, or 2 oz. bottles.
  • Mod Podge– Our favorite glue/sealer comes in GITD. Glowy paper mache, anyone?
  • Tulip Fabric Paints– sold in neon/glow sets, for pimping our your threads & sneaks.

One last breath-taking thought: buy luminescent particles and make your own “glow”- I’m thinking about adding it to resins, maybe? At Glow Inc, they’ve got numerous colors, and let you know if the particulates are compatible with water-based media or solvent-based media. I think I’d feel like a mad scientist playing with these!

And let’s not forget the wiggly eyes..

From S&S WorldWide

From S&S WorldWide

Or pony beads…

From Oriental Trading Co.

From Oriental Trading Co.

Or Alphabet beads!!!

From S&S Worldwide

From S&S Worldwide

OK, enough is enough already. But feel free to leave a comment letting me know what your favorite GITD craft or product is, especially if I left it out! Happy Crafting, y’all!

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Comments

  1. says

    Do you know if the paint can be used on plastics and wood? I would be interested to know if it can be used on both! It looks pretty fun to use!

  2. says

    Josh- generally, acrylic paints are great for wood (and other porous surfaces) but won’t traditionally stick to plastics(or other non-porous surfaces) with out special surface preparation. Good luck and happy glowing!-Jenny

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