I am really liking the the look of mercury glass these days, but I am not so excited about the price.
I have seen a few different techniques on creating your own mercury glass, so I thought I would give it a try.
The first thing I did was gather some glass. I pulled a few pieces from the recycling bin, raided my stash of mason jars, and even grabbed a couple of vases. Here is a pic of a few of the jars.
The next thing I did was "wrap" them in a plastic bag. You could be all fancy and carefully wrap them in paper and tape off the edge, but it really won't make a difference! The main thing is, you are going to be painting the INSIDE of your item, and you do not want the paint on the outside. Work it out however you want. ;)
The prodcut I used for the project was the Krylon Looking Glass spray.
Now, I feel I must add this disclaimer: My can of spray paint was defective (or something!), and I am not sure what this project would have turned out like if it wasn't! Allow me to explain. I first tried this project a couple of months ago. I got everything ready, shook the can really well, and when I started "spraying", paint just came dripping and fizzing out everywhere. Definitely not a "spray". While it was not what I was anticipating, it did make for some FABULOUS looking (in my opinion) mercury glass! I really did want to try to make some mirrors with the paint though, so I took it back to my local hardware store, and they exchanged it no problem. When I got home, I tried the product again, with the SAME result. I am now on my third can of this product, and it is still fizzing and spattering everywhere instead of spraying! I think I must be somewhow damaging the nozzle when opening the can. At any rate, I really do like the way this project turned out, but I am not sure how it would work if the paint had actually sprayed. To give you an idea of the mess I had on my hands, literally!, here is a pic of what I looked like after spraying a couple of jars.
Yeah. I have never looked like that with a can of working spray paint! Something was definitely off! Oh well! I think it was worth it! What do you think?
See all that spattered goodness? Not sure I would have achieved that affect without the defective can!
Simple and lovely. Just my style!
Someone please give this a try and let me know how it worked for you!!!!
I hope you enjoy the Son on this beautiful, Fourth of July weekend!