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« on: January 10, 2015 09:34:47 AM »

I started painting nebulae on t-shirts, and bought this UV-reactive acrylic paint (wildfirefx.com) to that effect. However, after a fun night at a Wine and Canvas event, I wanted to try this on canvas.

They're both 10"x10".

Here's my first try (that's the original Enterprise):


Under blacklight:


Inspiration:


Here's the second one (still haven't decided if I'm adding a ship to this one):


Under blacklight:


Inspiration:


I just wish I could show you what they look like with 3-D glasses on!

Thanks for looking! Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015 01:18:19 PM »

Neat!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015 12:32:04 PM »

Really cool effect, I've not heard of this paint before.  I especially dig the second one and how they both look like different pieces under the black light!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015 04:37:15 PM »

Thanks!

The paint took a bit of searching to find, but I knew it had to exist. A lot of the haunted mazes I've been to were decorated with blacklight-sensitive paint, and you wore 3-D glasses to make it really disorienting.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015 11:53:47 PM »

Love your shirts and you've done a great job transferring that technique to canvas.  The first has so much energy you can feel the Enterprise bursting through, and the second painting is wonderfully evocative of photos of nebulae and magellanic clouds.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015 03:27:54 PM »

Oh wow. Those are gorgeous. I have been on a space images kick lately, so these are right up my ally! Can I pin them to my Crafty Craftster Creations board on my Pinterest? Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015 09:41:08 AM »

Thanks, Waterbaby! I'm just getting used to brushes vs. sponges, and this paint doesn't have the opacity that regular acrylic does. I'm having fun learning, though!

Oh wow. Those are gorgeous. I have been on a space images kick lately, so these are right up my ally! Can I pin them to my Crafty Craftster Creations board on my Pinterest? Smiley

Thank you! I'm kind of obsessed with space right now, too. I don't mind at all if you pin them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015 09:16:46 AM »

It's so beautiful!  I wish I was that talented!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015 08:10:43 AM »

It's so beautiful!  I wish I was that talented!

Thank you, frankibean!


I recently finished another...I'm going for a series of four to pretty-up my walls. This one is based on the same nebula as my first painting, but very different results.

Here it is under black light (the blue section only looks blob-like in pictures...my camera doesn't like that color):
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019 10:48:35 AM »

Oooh love that second one so much.  They are both beautiful tho.  That paint really pops!
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