Gum Print using Glow in the Dark Pigment

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  1. Logan Goldman

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    Hey all, I am currently in an alternative process photo class, where we are learning about gum prints. I had the idea of using glow in the dark pigment for a night scene photo. Has anyone here ever tried using glow in the dark pigment?
     
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    In the past, I have extracted fluorescein dye from liquid highlighter pen and used it. It prints yellow and glows in UV light. I see no reason why a glow in the dark pigment wouldn't work.
     
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    I like this idea! I may have to give it a try!
     
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    Noodlers brand fountain pen ink has two invisible (nearly invisible on white paper) colors that glow in UV light. One is called Whiteness of the Whale (after the Moby Dick section), and the other is called Blue Ghost. Fountain pen inks contains water, a dye, an anti-fungal agent, and a surfactant to make it flow better through the pen. It's unlikely to contain anything that would cure the gum from the print that I can see.
     
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