Learn How This Artist Creates Glow-in-the-Dark Paintings and Then Make Your Own

You can make your own glow-in-the-dark painting, too! First, take a look at Crisco Art's process for making phosphorescent art.

Now try it out yourself!

DIY Glow in the Dark Paint Criso Art

Here's what you'll need to make a luminous masterpiece:

DIY Glow in the Dark Paint Criso Art

Here are the simple steps:

  1. Use the regular acrylics to paint your base image on the canvas.
  2. Once complete, find a dim space and apply the phosphorescent paint to the areas you want to glow.
  3. Use a UV flashlight as you go to make sure you're happy with your brushstrokes.
  4. Let it dry and voila! You have your very own glowing masterpiece.

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All images via Crisco Art.

This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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