How to Make Glow in the Dark Flowers Tutorial [VIDEO]

Materials:

  • Glow in the Dark paint link
  • Tiny manetic canvas link
  • Paint brushes link
  • Black acrylic paint link
  • Black light flashlight link
  • water
  • paper towels
  • somewhere to hang your magnetic canvas
  • something to cover your piece with while it dries to keep dust off

Description:

  • Glow in The Dark painting
  • Glow in the dark acrylic paint
  • Glow in the dark flowers
  • Hippy Flowers
  • Blacklight painting
  • Black light flowers
  • Black light hippy flowers
  • Live Art
  • Painting in Real Time
  • Tiny Canvas
  • Magnetic Canvas
  • Painting on Canvas
  • Tiny Painting
  • Glowing Artwork
  • Glow Artist
  • Blacklight artist
  • Glow in the dark artist
  • Relax and paint
  • Three coats of paint
  • Glow in the Dark Paint Under a Blacklight
  • Better than blacklight paint, glow in the dark paint fluoresces beautifully.

Haiku:

  • Tiny Flowers Dance
  • Magnetic Canvas Glowing
  • It’s stuck to my door

Inspiration:

  • I was inspired by the black light art of the 60s and 70s.
  • I love the classic hippy style.
  • I love bright flourescent colors outlined in solid black.
  • I painted something similar months ago and my video file was corrupted 🙁
  • Check back soon for the tutorial video!

Tags

  • How to make glow in the dark flowers
  • How to make glow in the dark art
  • How to paint flowers
  • How to make blacklight art
  • How to make tiny art
  • How to paint flowers easy
  • How to make flowers easy
  • Hippy flowers
  • Glow in the dark
  • Glow in the dark art
  • Glow in the dark artist
  • Bekkerz
  • peterdraws

Video Facts

  • Length: 7 minutes 52 seconds (short)
  • Length: 1 hour 11 minutes 18 seconds (long)
  • Date and Time Posted: April 20th, 2018 at 3:00 PM (short)
  • Date and Time Posted: April 18th, 2018 at 1:00 PM (long)
  • Location Recorded: Burlington, Vermont USA.  Bekkerz Apartment. The best city ever.

Transcript

Hey there, today we are going to be making this!
Very very fancy
Magnetic Tiny Canvas
Blacklight and Glow in the Dark Art.
Some cute little hippy daisy flowers.
I used for the paint neon nights paint.
They come with 8 different colors I believe.
Yeah 8 different colors.
Here’s all the colors.
So many colors.
I find that you have to do a couple coats of this paint to get it to glow very well.
But once you do a couple coats it does glow really well.
I will say that much.
And under a black light it does glow really well as well.
So, what you need is a tiny canvas, the paint, some paint brushes…
I find myself using square tip brushes they seem to be… I don’t know..
That’s very much a preference.
You could use any kind of paint brushes that you prefer though.
You’ll need some water to clean your brushes off.
And that’s pretty much it.
If you want to see them glow under a blacklight you will definitely need a black light.
Then once you’ve gotten the piece to absorb a whole bunch of light…and you shut it off…
(You see this in complete darkness) Glowing! Glowing art!
The first thing you need to know about drawing little hippy flowers is…
That they are free and happy, like hippies.
So you don’t need them to be perfect.
What I normally do is start by drawing five points, like a little person, kind of like a stick figure, only with a long pointy head.
Then I just fill them in, I just fatten them up and make it how I want it.
And for this particular piece since we are filling it in with black you can kind of change the shape later.
Which I ended up doing with mine.
Is it entirely intentional all the time to change the shape of your piece?
No, but it comes out how it comes out..and that is the fun of making art.
And black light art in particular.
I love making black light art and glow in the dark art.
It’s so unique and special.
And at night when you are walking around and you see your painting glowing on the wall it just makes you happy.
It makes me happy.
I don’t know about you guys but I think it’s fantastic.
Alright so, the other things you need to know.
You need to do multiple coats of this paint.
So in this painting, this tiny little painting, I did three coats of the colored paints.
With the exception of the little tiny dots that I used as the centers of the flowers.
I only did one coat of that because I figured there was already three coats of glowing paint behind it.
It’s probably going to glow pretty well.
And I think it does as you will see at the end, or at the beginning, I haven’t quite decided how I’m going to cut this yet.
Either way (you’ll see it).
Three coats, let it dry completely.
If you get bubbles in your paint, I didn’t do it on this and I did experience some bubbles.
I have done research, they recommend using a hot ….
a hair dryer NOT a hot air gun.
DON’T use a hot air gun on acrylic paints.
You will burn the paints and they will shrivel up and it will smell really bad.
You don’t want that. So try the hair dryer trick.
Let me know how that goes.
Don’t blow any hair onto your piece.
I actually use a glass bowl to cover my pieces up.
It works pretty well, I have cats that like to walk around and step in wet paint and ruin things.
I love them, don’t get me wrong, they are amazing.
But they still like to ruin my paint.
So once you’ve got your three layers done, and your centers done. (Or you can do your centers last like me)
You can outline your piece, and I like to do the sides of the canvas.
I think it looks better if you get the sides completely done too.
I don’t know that might be total, totally my preference.
Let me know what you think, do you think it’s ok if you leave the sides blank?
Or half painted?
I think that is what gets me is that you always seem to get some paint on the sides and then it looks a little messy if you don’t just cover the sides. Just do something with them.
So they aren’t half painted.
Half painted doesn’t usually look good.
At least not to me. I don’t know.
What do you think?
Is half painted ok?
Should you paint the sides of the canvas?
Should you leave it alone?
Let me know what you think!
I think the coolest thing about these tiny canvases is that they you can actually hang them onto your fridge.
They’re magnetic.
I tested it, it does actually hang which is amazing.
Now I will have a tiny little painting on my fridge. Which makes me very happy.
Ok, I found the little tiny canvases at Walmart and they are “simply brand mini magnetic canvas” is what this one says.
It’s always a good idea to prime your canvases if you don’t like the texture.
I really don’t like the texture of canvases.
I wish I had primed this canvas. It’s a good idea to do that.
Actually I was thinking I might try priming my canvases with matte neutral glow in the dark paint.
Just regular glow in the dark acrylic paint that is non colored.
And then anything I do that’s light should hopefully glow a little stronger just having that come through on the background.
Though I think traditionally,
Traditionally glow in the dark and blacklight art… I feel like it should have a strong black outline.
Because that’s where it came from.
It kind of makes your colors pop a little more.
You can definitely make some really cool, I’ve made some very interesting art without outlines.
Don’t get me wrong.
It’s much more free without outlines.
But when you are painting with acrylics and you are trying to get a very good strong glowing piece with multiple layers you want something that’s not quite as free flowing.
Alright so,
Now that you’ve got your flowers done and your black paint on and everything is dry..
All you have to do is let your piece soak up some sun and then shut the lights off and see how well it glows.
Let me know…
Let me know if you’ve tried painting one of these, I want to see what you guys come up with.
Take a picture. Put it online. Link it up.
Put it in the comments below, I want to see it.
I want to know if someone takes the time to try making one these cool little blacklight pieces.
These magnetic canvases are so cool.
It would be really nice if someone also made something with them, because I think they are the coolest thing in the world.
Alright.
Please click subscribe if you want to see some more glow in the dark art.
If you want to paint with me.
Come check me out on my website. It’s bekkerz.com
Have a great day.
Thanks for watching.
Bye!

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