I recently bought a pack of different colored glow in the dark fabric paints. My thinking was to create things that would glow in different colors. However, what I discovered from using them is this. In light, they all show as the different colors they actually are. For example, the pink shows as pink and blue appears blue. But in darkness, they all glow light green.
So here's what I was thinking of doing to get the look of different glowing colors. And I thought I would ask you if this would work.
(a) Put the clear glow in the dark paint on first. When light hits it, it'll glow that light greenish.
(b) Once dried, apply a colored stained glass paint over it.
FYI, I'm not using the paints on fabrics. I want to create glowing stained glass pieces. So the original surface that I'll be painting will be crystal clear. And my thinking is this. In daylight, things will appear as the stained glass paint color or pretty close to it. Since light will pass through the stained glass paint, that will energize the glow in the dark paint underneath so it'll glow in darkness. The light greenish glow won't overly change the stained glass paint color too much to be a big deal. So basically, I'll get the stained glass paint color glowing.
For example, apply that light greenish glow in the dark paint on top of a clear piece of glass or plastic. When dry, paint on some red stained glass paint and let that dry. When sunlight hits the piece, the light will pass right through the stained glass paint to charge the glow in the dark paint. With several hours of this, the glow in the dark paint will light up at night. And that glow will shine through the stained glass paint, appearing reddish in color.
FYI, at first, I thought of doing the reverse. Putting on the stained glass paint first and then the glow in the dark. In daylight, things will pretty much appear as the stained glass color. But in darkness, I figured it'll glow in that light greenish. So that's why I thought the reverse would work. Putting on the glow in the dark paint first. And then painting over that once dry with various colors of stained glass paint.
Will the process I'm thinking of doing give me the different colored glows? Or will the stained glass paint reduce the light needed to energize the glow in the dark too much?