If you enjoy my designs, then perhaps, like me, you love creating distinctive and unusual pieces to wear.
Today’s project combines a beautiful fanciful design with an unexpected element: It glows in the dark!
My first thought was to make these into necklace pendants, but then I walked into a dark room and saw them glowing on the table and thought they’d be so cute:
- Tucked here and there in a fairy garden
- Placed in pretty bowls about the house
- Positioned on a night table for a soft comforting glow (for a child, or anyone who needs a little gentle light in the night)
This is the chart provided by PolyClayPlay on their glow powders:
In my pieces I didn’t find that even the green glowed much longer than an hour. However, I did NOT carefully measure my powders or my clay. So it’s likely that if you add them in the correct ratios, you’ll get better results.
I’ll have to try doing that sometime, lol.
Let me know what ways you can think for making use of these sweet little glow pebbles. I just love having them around, they’re pretty and fascinating to look at.
These would also be fun to try lighting up from the inside with LED lights. That may be a topic for an upcoming Friday Findings video.
Tools and Materials:
- Pardo translucent clay
- Glow-in-the-dark powders from PolyClayPlay (The only ones I’ve tested that I like are Green and Aqua. I do NOT recommend Sculpey Glow-In-The-Dark clay for this technique.)
- Paint or ink to lightly color your clay (I used Pearlescent Emerald from this set of Lumiere paints. If you use alcohol ink, I suggest using Pinata inks and using a small amount to create a light shade.)
- Black polymer clay
- Silver or White Gold Glitter polymer clay
- Clear liquid clay
- Small paintbrush
- Acrylic block
- Clay blade
- Straight edge razor blade
- Needle tool
- Texture sheet (I used Klimt’s Carpet by Barbara McGuire)
Enjoy the video. Happy creating!