DIY Mercury Glass Tutorial
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It’s Salvage Saturday again….and yes there was a Mercury Glass DIY Project Take 1. I remember telling you then that I needed a little more experimentation in the area of DIY Mercury Glass. I worked on a couple of pieces this week. When I say worked on, I use that term loosely. This is a very easy project.
You must use the Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Spray Paint for this project. Nothing else will give you the Mercury Glass look. Trust me on this. I’ve tried the metallic silver spray paint and silver spray paint and it just doesn’t work. The Krylon Mirror Like paint is $11.99 at Hobby Lobby so be sure and take your 40% off coupon. You can print one on-line.
The vintage Avon perfume jar and the glass canister came from the thrift store at $1.00 each. Can’t beat that. The first step in the process is to lightly mist the inside only of the glass with water. You can see where I have done that here.
Then lightly spray the Krylon paint inside and swirl it around. The paint is really thin. Swirl it for a minute or so and then turn the glass upside down. Let dry for a few minutes then repeat this process 2 more times or until you are happy with the results. Remember to spray a light coat of water and Krylon paint each time. That ‘s all there is to it. Seriously!
I went a little wild and crazy and sprayed the canister lid with aqua spray paint after the silver. The aqua paint is not thin and did not swirl, or dance, or anything! I had to blot it a little. I did like the results. Just go with it, ok.
That’s all folks, I’m taking the rest of the weekend off! Enjoy your weekend and come back Monday for my Metallic Painted Buffet Tutorial.