Glow In the Dark Bathroom Sign
I made this funny glow in the dark sign to remind my kids of important steps in the bathroom.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt and their fun Americana Glow craft paint!
More fun with paint today!! DecoArt sent me some of their… wait for it… glow in the dark paint! Yah. It glows. in. the. dark. Glow in the dark is basically like sparkles or sequins or glitter to me- I love it. Obviously ANYthing would be cool with glow in the dark paint. I was tempted just to paint a bunch of wooden blocks and let the kids build at night. But the paint is a light pastel color so I didn’t think the blocks would photograph so well.
Step 1. Paint the base layer with Glow paint
Ultimately I tried to think of which space in our house would benefit from something glowing at night and I landed on the kids bathroom. Yep, the bathroom. Having never used this paint, I wasn’t sure how it would look and, as you can see, it’s a light pastel on its own. I suspect you could layer the glow in the dark ontop of other acrylic paints if you wanted a more vibrant finished result. I started by painting stripes with three colors I had (blue, aqua, green) onto a sheet of heavy watercolor paper. I ended up adding a second coat so I would say more is more.
Step 2. Cut out quote with Cricut
Once the paint had dried, I went back and added a quote using chalkboard Cricut vinyl. The vinyl didn’t stick perfectly so next time I’ll just use black card stock and glue it to save myself the extra work of working with adhesive vinyl.
I found a quote online that made me laugh (Brush your teeth and lift the seat.) and printed it out to look like a vision chart. I know that for most people CLOSING the seat is the goal, but with both of my boys, they don’t always think to lift it and it ends badly for the next person who goes to sit down….
Step 3. “Charge” the paint by putting under bright light
A couple things to note about the glow in the dark paint. You need to ‘charge’ the paint by putting it under a bright light in order to achieve the maximum ‘glow in the dark-ness’. This looks more glowy because of my camera settings… it’s more like your typical glow in the dark surface- glowy but not electric like it might seem in this photo.
I love that the paint looks sweet during the day so this artwork is totally nice to have on display when it’s not glowing at night. As with all of these paints, I’d LOVE your ideas for other projects that might work with this glow in the dark paint!
Check out some of my other projects using DecoArt Paints below: