A notice to customers.
In mid 2011 the supply of the rare earth minerals used to create phosphorescent glow in the dark powders became more scarce. This lead to an industry wide increase in prices. At that time Kosmic Kreations went to bat for their customers and negotiated a deal that enables us to supply you with the best paints at a large discount over our competitors. I started this company to provide information and materials to all interested at reasonable prices and in keeping with that mission I can now provide an expanded selection of water based colors.
Kosmic Kreations has evaluated many manufacturers phosphorescent glow in the dark powders. We only sell the brightest and longest glowing phosphorescent glow in the dark powder and paint that we can find. In addition all our glow in the dark powders are coated and safe in a water based medium.
Glow in the dark powders and paints work by absorbing light in a particular wave length and then slowly emit that stored energy in a different wave length over a period of time. Most glow in the dark powders will absorb light from an incandescent light bulb but all work best when charged from a UV light source. A fluorescent or CFL light source also emits UV light and are an excellent alternative for charging glow in the dark paints when installing a black light is not a viable option. For instance replacing the incandescent light bulbs in a ceiling fan with CFL’s will greatly enhance the glow of any star mural.
The glow in the dark powders can be mixed with any medium but work best when mixed with a clear mediums such as acrylic gels, epoxies, candle wax, glass and resins. It is possible to mix the powders into pigmented acrylic paints but the glow in the dark powder will not glow as well or for as long. However, there are some very interesting effects to be found when mixing the glow in the dark powders with pigmented acrylics.
These glow in the dark powders are completely non-toxic. However, we’ve been asked before so I’ll say it here:
- Do not use in food products. Glow in the dark butter may look cool but it’s not a food additive.
- We cannot recommend using these powders in cosmetics because they have not been tested by the FDA for this use.
- Please take care when mixing into a medium. All glow in the dark powders are very fine and can aerosolize easily. We recommend using a safety mask to prevent inhaling the powder.
Now with the formalities out of the way let your imagination run wild.
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