Faux Mercury GlassSeptember 7, 2011 4:34 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Techniques and Mediums
By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
I love the look of mercury glass. It’s perfect in almost every style of decor or season. It can be simple, elegant, romantic or modern depending entirely on what you do with it. It has only one problem. It can be prohibitively expensive. But not anymore. Turn any old glass jar into dazzling faux mercury glass with two simple ingredients (hint, one of them is water!)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Glass jars, vases or bowls
- Mirror spray paint
1. Lightly mist the inside of your glass. If you have a wide mouth jar or a bowl, you may want to tape off the outside.
2. Spray a thin coat of Mirror paint into the inside of the jar or bottle. Allow the paint to drip down and coat the inside, you want the coat to be uneven.
3. Allow the paint to dry and then repeat until you have the level of mirror finish that you desire (2-3 coats is usually sufficient).
You can also use this technique on the outside of a jar candle to create a Mercury Glass Candle.