In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a Glow in the Dark Eyeball Caldron Votive Candle Holder.
For this project, I used
– A glass votive candle holder
– Black Tempera paint by Prang
– Glow in the Dark Paint by DecoArt
– Tissue Paper or Toilet Paper
The Glass of Many Coats
I chose Tempera Paint because it dries Matte and it’s what I have in stock at the moment. Tempera paint washes away with water so it’s important not to let this project get wet. Otherwise, use glass paint or a more permanent paint or seal the tempera paint with a top coat.
This is the first coat. You have to let the paint fully dry between coats.
This is the second Coat.
This is the third coat:
… and Finally, the satisfying result! A caldron appears in the madness…
Glow Paint Stew
I brushed the Glow Paint lightly inside. I didn’t use many coats because I will fill this with tissue paper. I made sure to dab globs of glow paint to the rim.
I used more than 1 coat of Glow Paint to dab around the top portion of the painted votive candle holder. I let the paint dry between coats.
I love how it looks wispy and cloudy. Perfect for a bubbling caldron pot.
I got carried away in some areas – the glow paint started to drip down the pot.
I crumpled toilet paper and filled the pot with it. I dabbed globs of paint on the toilet paper to cover it completely with the glow in the dark paint.
I glued a glow-in-the-dark eyeball to the painted candle holder.
I added Glow in the Dark Eyeballs to the top of the painted tissue paper.
Here is the Glow in the Dark effect when the lights are turned down:
Here is the top part of the Candle Holder. I love that the tissue paper hardens into a plastic texture at the top so you wouldn’t know it’s tissue paper.
Here is short footage of what the candle holders look like in the dark…wait for it…
Can be used on fabric, wood, plastic, paper, styrofoam, candles, walls, pumpkins and ceramic bisque
May be used alone or mixed 1:1 with light, transparent acrylic paints
One-step application and recharges with exposure to light
Ideal for light switches, to mark children’s clothing or to add a luminescent effect for craft projects
Washable formula easily washes off skin and most clothing and provides bold, vibrant colors
The non-settling formula lets you avoid shaking and stirring
Ergonomic design with easy pour spout helps prevent messes and spills
Available in 8oz, 16oz, 32oz, 128oz and ready-to-use version
Non-Hazardous formula allows safe use by artists of all ages, AP certified non-toxic
These 1″ glow-in-the-dark wiggly eyes are perfect for creating creepy ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of the night. Use them to make frightful doll accents to scare Halloween party guests.
1″ (2.54 cm) eye size
12 wiggly eyes
For ages 3 and up
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