Behind the Scenes of “Aliens”

cardboard for the outer rim of the space ship
white acrylic paint undercoat for the spaceship rim and a glowing bouncy ball for the center (I then painted over the white with glow in the dark gel)
rocks from a bamboo plant
painted gold, white and glow in the dark


quarter machine, glow in the dark aliens bought in bulk from ebay
holographic foam core for the sky and cheese cloth for the ground
everything all set up
I used my lens baby control freak for this image
there was too much light coming in from the window so I created a tent between my camera annd the set up with a blanket (all house and studio lights were turned off for the actual shot)

glow in the dark

All images were shot very quickly with my phone, so I apologize for the iffy image quality.


View the One Word Photo Challenge: Glow-in-the-Dark post where I originally shared this image here.

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Tourmaline .

Photographer of miniatures and writer on all things small.


  1. That’s cute and cool that you made the picture yourself. With the title “Aliens” I was expecting something about Xenomorphs (or as our chum Axe Man calls them, Xemophores) and face huggers and all that sort of thing!


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