I had these items on hand:
glow paint (Glow Inc., V10 water base)
spray paint, flat white & flat black
Step 1: Patterning
things. The bowling ball. Is awesome. Thank you muse. (pic1)
Step 2: Transfer the Pattern
the house since 1977, I used the wax transfer method to get my pattern from paper onto wood.
Rub the back of the pattern with crayon, (pic3) put the pattern on the wood and trace over your
lines with a pencil. You have to press pretty hard. (pic4) The crayon transfers to the wood. Then I
went over that with pen. (pic5)
Step 3: Jigsaw
and all proper safety procedures and cautions, as recommended by the manufacturer. You do the
same. Be safe. Wear safety glasses. (pic6)
Step 4: Wire Tunnels
thru. I made these out of the same 1/4" plywood as the numbers. (pic7) The tunnels get glued onto
the backs of the numbers. (pic8) After they dried, I made sure the wire would slide thru easily.
Step 5: Base Paint
love the way flat paints dry so quickly. The white paint is the recommended base coat for the glow
paint, but it will work on any base, and glow just fine.
Step 6: Glow Paint
and it has the consistency of glue with sand (the glow particles) in it. The tricky part is to get the
particles to spread out evenly. It's kinda persnickity. You must work under the close supervision
of a black light, which activates the tiny particles almost instantly, and makes it easier to see where
you're spreading them. After one coat, (pic14) it was obvious that this is not a one coat finish. Two
coats.(pic15) Three. Four. Five. After six particle spreading sessions, I called it good. I didn't get
total 100% coverage, but the effect is good overall. When dry, the finish could be described as "not
smooth", (pic16) due to the nature of the stuff. Yes, but it's freaky cool. I couldn't be more pleased
with the results. It charges under white light, but the quickest way to charge it is with a black light,
then hang it outside and wait for the pizza!