Glow in the Dark Traced Painting




About: I make cake for my friends and family occasionally as a hobby. I also enjoy crocheting.

I can not draw or paint  but I can trace. So now I can make a picture of anything for my kids to decorate their rooms and save money while having fun doing a personized craft... the sky is the limit.

I made this for my daughter's room, she loves owls. I thought it would be fun to have the moon and eyes glow in the dark. She loves it. Now I have to make angry birds pictures for my 2 boys.Lol.

ideas/variations for this project:
*any picture you want or copy your favorite tshirt so the image will last
*gift for family,friends,teacher,coaches,neighbors
*glow in the dark soothing picture for kids
*spooky eyes looking at you on halloween
*to paint a favorite saying from a pic that has a nice font
*you can frames at the 99 cents only store

i copied and then improved it by adding the glow in the dark paint.the pic i copied is the one with the bigger owl and no branch on it.

Step 1: Supplies

you will need:

a frame with glass
a picture or poster... you can even copy a tshirt
paint in the color of your choice(I used black and Martha Stewart Multi-surface glow in the dark - yellow)
clear coat spray paint
paint brushes

Step 2: First You Need To...

Take apart your old picture and frame.Clean it. Then tape your print out image to the glass. Simply trace the image details with your sharpie pen. It doesnt have to be perfect because you will be painting over it soon but do try to be neat.

Step 3:

Start painting your image on the glass. You will want to let the previous color dry before you add another color. You will probably need at least two coats of paint so it will be thick enough to cover the light that might come through. Paint your frame if desired.My painting is simple just 2 colors, so once I was done with all of my black details I just painted a thick coat over the whole thing because we will be using the other side to.

Step 4:

Once it is completely dry,flip it over and add any other details you want. Spray a clear coat to finish it and help protect the back from being scratched off. Put your frame back together to reveal your custom picture. Happy Tracing. ; )



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    6 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    how does this glow in the dark? does it reflect light, is it the type of paint, or am simply missing something?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    danlynne, you need to enter this into the Halloween Contest in both the "Props" and "Decorations" categories!

    The Halloween rules are different from typical contest rules and this Ible is definitely eligible!!!

    Best of luck! ;-)