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Topic: Anyone used glow in the dark fabric paint or powders?  (Read 1590 times)
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« on: August 23, 2012 10:29:45 AM »

My boyfriend is REALLY into Iron Man. He loves Tony Stark, and those movies (plus the Avengers) are by far his favorite superhero movies. So for his birthday, or maybe for Christmas depending on how much time I have, I wanted to get him some superhero wear. I found several Iron Man shirts which are battery-powered and actually glow to give the effect of the arc reactor glowing through the shirt (see this picture). However, such shirts run for at or above $20, and then there's shipping... so in the typical craftster way, I figured home-made is the way to go. Tongue

I want to make a glow-in-the-dark shirt using glow in the dark fabric paint, not a battery-powered unit (like the shirt shown above does). Ideally, I want a paint that is blue in daylight and glows blue, but at the very least I want it to glow blue, not green like typical glow in the dark paints. It doesn't have to be a super-bright glow, but I would like for it to be at least noticeable. I've found a couple of options, and I'm curious to see what fellow crafters think of them.

1. Tulip Glow-In-The-Dark Paint: This is the typical fabric paint that I use, but I've never used their glow in the dark products before. I've read a couple of online reviews for the other colors which say that the paint is runny, but that shouldn't matter since I'll be painting it on. Does anyone know if this glows blue? This would definitely be my first choice if it works, since it's cheap and I can buy it in the store.
2.Glow-In-The-Dark Paints from Glow-In-The-Dark Specialists: The picture makes it seem as if the glow is very bright and it claims to last for 10 hours. Does anyone know if this is accurate? Is it worth the money?
3.Glow-In-The-Dark Powders: This is a bit more expensive than the powder, but I imagine that the straight powder would go a lot farther than the actual paint from the same supplier. Is the glow any good with this? Is it worth the extra money?

If anyone can answer these questions, give extra advice about the products I've listed, or knows of any other good glow in the dark products that fit what I'm looking to do, it would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!
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