I find spider webs to be very nice natural works of art. I read about a technique using hairspray or stick glue and construction paper to catch a web, but I had another idea and want to see if anyone has some advise how I could do this. I was thinking if I bought this: http://tinyurl.com/lcynwd2 and could apply it evenly somehow to the web and then I was thinking of using clear plasticast resin almost cured but still slightly tacky in a nonstick pan to catch the web and then pour more resin on top of that. After it hardened I could remove it and the web should glow in the dark. I could use fluorescent powder as well and mount some type of blacklight under the final plasticast piece. I want to know how I could apply the powder evenly and how to catch the web using some type of mold half filled with almost cured resin. AND would the heat from curing resin destroy the web. I have some plasticast but have never used it yet.
I wanted to add I do preserve webs digitally using PaintShop Pro. I take a digital photo of the web using manual focus (difficult to get webs with auto-focus) and open it in PSP. Add a raster layer with a transparent background. Use very light gray and the Line tool set at the smallest width with anti-aliasing on. I digitally trace every strand of the web and then when I am done I copy the whole layer and paste on a black background. It's time consuming but I enjoy it. I find if I make the lines white, they appear too thick. Gray works better.