We’re Sponsoring This Cool Project. Will You Join Us?

September 20, 2011

Ever since we first saw Bradley Lawrence’s work, which we wrote about here, we’ve been enamored. Lawrence is an artist who creates, among other things, stop-motion animation using the black light effect. In fact, we think his work is so cool and unique, we’ve decided to sponsor his latest project, “Creative Process.” “Creative Process” is […]

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Secret Paintings – What’s This Artist Got To Hide?

September 14, 2011

Scarlett Lacy’s got something to hide. No, it’s not skeletons (October is next month), it’s something a bit more… er… erotic. Certainly not the sort of thing you want just anyone to see. Lacey is a fine artist whose abstract paintings have caught some attention. She was born and raised in England. Had artistic, liberal-minded […]

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Introducing Spectra Shot™ – An Innovative Application of Fluorescence

August 30, 2011

Say you’re out hunting duck with a buddy, and you both shoot at the same bird, but your buddy claims it was his kill. That’s exactly the scenario that inspired the invention of Spectra Shot™ skeet shot. Spectra Shot is shotgun ammunition with fluorescent pellets – available in four different colors – so you can […]

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To Seal or Not to Seal: When to Seal Your Black Light Painting

August 1, 2011

One of the most common questions we get at Wildfire is, “Should I add a sealer to my UV artwork?” The answer is always, “It depends.” As a general rule, if your artwork will be kept in a safe place away from touching or handling, then you don’t need to worry about sealing. However, if […]

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Introducing The Ultrarail Series Black Light Fixture – An Ultra-Slim Design For Small Spaces

July 25, 2011

Got a small space you need illuminated with black light? Well finally, there’s an ultra-cool alternative to the cheap, under-the-cabinet fluorescent black lights you find in hardware stores. For a much more elegant and powerful solution, there’s now the Ultrarail series… The Ultrarail is perfect for small, intimate, enclosed spaces such as shelving, exhibits, displays, […]

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‘Punkadelik’ UV Art by French Artist Antoine Merger

July 16, 2011

July’s featured UV artist hails all the way from France. Antoine Merger has been producing UV art over the last 15 years as “Punkadelik”, a fitting description of his punk-inspired ‘technicolor’ artwork. Citing influences such as Matta, Escher, Vermeer, Moebius, and Nagual, Merger creates fantastic imagery drawn from Japanese manga and popular science fiction films […]

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UV Painting Tip: How To Create “Transition Grays” For Dual Image Effects

June 29, 2011

One of the coolest signature black light effects is the dual image: one image appears under normal lighting, while a different image appears under backlight. The dual image can be as simple as an ordinary shift in color… or as complex as two completely different, unrelated images. The most fundamental element to creating a dual […]

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Finally, An Energy Efficient Way To Get That Ultra-Bright “Wildfire Effect”

June 16, 2011

Wildfire’s Effects Master Standard fixture is the top of the line when it comes to fluorescent backlight fixtures. But it does have one drawback: its electronic VHO (Very High Output) ballast takes a lot of juice, so you can only put 3 or 4 fixtures on a circuit. Well, now there’s a way to get […]

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Introducing Our First Featured UV Blacklight Artist

June 6, 2011

“The Blacklight Blaze” is happy to announce its first featured UV artist: Brad Lawrence from Clarkston, MI. Brad is an award-winning portrait artist who became a UV convert about a year ago. Since then, he’s been exploring fluorescent paint, water dye, and other fluorescent materials in his art. Brad writes, “The medium began taking precedence […]

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Wildfire’s Updated Website Features New Products & Updated Tech Info

May 27, 2011

We’ve had several readers reply so far with photos of their UV artwork, and we’ll be revealing the first featured UV artist in next week’s article. (If you’d like the chance to have your work featured, send us an email at newsletter@wildfirefx.com.) In the meantime, we’d like to tell you about a few updates to […]

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