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« on: April 13, 2012 06:13:23 PM »

I have been dying to make mercury glass and finally had some time to do it today. It is so easy.


For the project I needed:
Mirror glass spray paint (I found it at Michaels and it was kind of expensive 11.99)
A spray bottle with 1 part water, 1 part vinegar
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The directions I found online said to paint the inside of the jar. I did that and got absolutely no results. I followed the directions on the spray paint but nothing worked so I spray painted the outside and it was perfect! I sprayed 5 layers.

Between each layer, I waited about 5 minutes


Once all my layers were on, I took the vinegar/water mixture and sprayed the jar.



Wait about 20 seconds and then rub to distress with a paper towel or a tissue. Basically you are popping the water bubbles.


The final result! I now want to change everything into mercury glass!


The blue that you can see in the vase is another vase that I put the flowers in.


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012 06:19:34 PM »

That is so cool! I love it and totally want to try making some too now! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012 06:25:52 PM »

It looks fantastic! Thanks for the tute.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012 06:37:01 PM »

Beautiful!! I love the look of these. I have to try this!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012 04:31:08 AM »

Wow, that looks so easy!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012 11:32:28 AM »

I'll have to find some Michael's coupons and look for the paint! Or maybe see if Walmart has it...hmm I think I have some Ace hardware coupons, I am going to sleuth around for a deal and maybe check out Goodwill for some fun glass pieces!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012 08:43:23 PM »

Never seen this done, and I like the effect. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016 08:07:12 PM »

sooooo...
If you're painting the outside of the item, it doesn't have to be clear glass, right?
in fact, it doesn't have to be glass at all, just smooth and nonporous. 

Ceramic would work well, or plastic, or very smoothly finished and sealed wood/plaster/paper mache, right? 

This does open up a lot of possibilities.  Thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017 08:11:07 AM »

sooooo...
If you're painting the outside of the item, it doesn't have to be clear glass, right?
in fact, it doesn't have to be glass at all, just smooth and nonporous. 

Ceramic would work well, or plastic, or very smoothly finished and sealed wood/plaster/paper mache, right? 

This does open up a lot of possibilities.  Thanks for the tute!



Gah! I just saw this! Sorry! I kind of want to try it on different color glass and ceramics. Hmmmm....
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017 08:19:11 AM »

How did I miss this back in 2012? These are great! I bet with having done them on the outside, you can feel confident just using them directly, too, which is a nice option to having to find a liner vace.
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