You can draw and erase simply with a tissue...Sitting in your bed at night.
Draw even when it almost doesn't glow and that is after many hours anyway. Then just put it under a light for a few minutes and continue.
It works like a regular dry-erase whiteboard except it glows in the dark!
And you can save some electricity with this gadget too.
......here is a list of some other things what you can do with this DIY ''green board'':
- Draw in the dark or in a daytime with whiteboard marker and erase with a tissue.
- Put thin paper on it and use the backlight to draw with pencil.
- Draw with LED light
- Read a book with it
- Navigate your way in dark
- Use it for messages
- Make a spot for keys or anything from it
- Do shadow images
- Or you can just watch how nice it glows:)
Here is a list of basic things i used. But in this tutorial i will tell you what else you can use and i´ll give you some tips. And i have first one: You can draw with a flashlight! It looks so awesome that you might build this just because of that:D Search the net, you can type "glow in the dark draw" and will know what i mean.
Tools and stuff you'll need to make it:
glass - as "Drawing layer"
glow in the dark spray - as "Glow material"
mirror - as "Base"
gloss varnish spray (optional)
mirror/aluminium sheet/polished metal/white paper - as Reflective material if needed
Don´t get confused, the idea is simple: you put Glow material between the Base and the Drawing layer which in my case is glass. And you draw on it just like on a regular whiteboard with whiteboard marker (dry wipe)
Choosing Glass (pros and cons):
+ almost imune to scratch
+ more durable, not bending
+ easy to clean
- can crack
- shadow effect - if you are using thick glass - means that you will see shadows of your drawing on the glow material under it. Only when it´s daytime or there is a light in the room. But it´s not that bad. You will get used to it quick.
+ light weight
+ almost indestructible
- easy to scratch even while you're cleaning it
I've choosed glass and went to a basement. Air is quite clean and steady there so no flies or dust will ruin the work. Also these glow in the dark chemicals are propably very toxic and while they are drying, you don't wanna breathe them.
And we can start -> by cleaning one side of the layer as much as possible and letting it to dry. The other one will be for drawing and at this moment it don't matter if it's dirty.