By Tina Marie Doucet and Dany Doucet
- Mod Podge Glow – Clear
- Tulip soft – Natural
- Scribbles – Natural
- Deco Art Glow Medium
Yarn Tested (order in photo)
- 1 Bernat Super Value – White
- 2 Red Heart Super Saver – White
- 3 Style Craft – White
- 4 Caron Simply Soft Party – White
- 1 tsp glow medium
- 4 yards yarn: 1 yard of each brand yarn and dampened.
- Allow to dry fully for 24 hrs or as needed with larger amounts.
Our thoughts of Glow Mediums
- A paint and fabric medium the bottle states that it’s washable.
- We found right away the Deco Art to glow with minimal light charging.
- Although once dry the deco art changed the color of the yarn, slightly to a yellow.
- 20 min charge with cfl lamp: glowed but was not overly strong. Stayed charged.
- 1 min charge with UV light: glowed brighter. Brightness faded after 15 mins, though lasted the longest.
- We thought this to be the least activated of the 4 with very little natural light glow.
- No color change of yarns.
- 20 min charge with cfl lamp: really did not charge. No glow.
- 1 min charge with UV light: charged nicely. Didn’t last more than 5 mins.
- Very little natural light glow.
- Did not change color of yarns minimal natural light glow.
- States to use uv light to activate
- 20 min charge with cfl lamp: minimal charging glow.
- 1 min charge with UV light: glows bright. Brightness lasted about 5 mins before fading.
Even though mod podge is a glue, we thought it would be an added benefit to test as well.
- Did change the color of the yarn to a pale yellow.
- Would not recommend for projects that are to be washed, due to it being waterbased.
- 20 min charge with cfl lamp: had a min glow barely showed in camera.
- 1 min charge with UV light: glowed nicely for about 10 min before fading.
All yarns seem to be stiff but would be manageable to work with, but would soften as being worked.
As a final thought, we found Deco Art to be a favorite glow medium.
As part of the ITR team, we shall revisit at a later date with more yarns and results of washing.