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I need help for my kids room Answered

I am trying to figure this out and I am not very artistically inclined. I want to make an 8" globe look similar to the light bulb I have posted  a picture of. I am making a solar system that hangs from my sons bedroom because I am remodeling his room in a space theme. I will also be doing a fiber optic star ceiling above it, so it will have day/night modes if you will. I want the sun to be a hanging globe light that looks cool, and I remembered those spikey light bulbs they used to sell in the head shops when I was younger (much younger!). I have gathered that it is done with silicone, but I can't figure out the technique. And how do you get it colored?
Any help would be appeciated and I would love to see if somebody could figure this out.

Thanks!

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theshort

8 years ago

There website is under construction but here you go http://www.colorriteinc.com/
Premixed colored silicon caulks. Put them in the fridge first. That will work perfect. Hard to get to come out of the tube though.

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RedneckEngineer

8 years ago

Just a guess here but adding color to silicone like you would make color frosting for cakes. Then put into a baggy, snip a corner and squeeze bag then dab onto the bulb, over and over till covered.

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GoodhartRedneckEngineer

Reply 8 years ago

....making sure before putting it in the bag that the mixture was suficiantly "stiff" to make the spikes without falling over.....I like your idea :-)