I saw Jeri Ellsworth's videos on making your own el wire. It looks simple and since I do neon work, I have a collection of many different colored phosphors.
I tried two ways to make the wire: sticking the phosphors with E6000 glue, then using a paste made of soda (a sneaky neon tube bender secret!) and neither method did anything.
I'm suspecting that the glue or binder or something else in the phosphors is the key. I suspect it's somehow conductive.
Has anyone made their own el-wire or el-display — by making their own phosphor inks?