Mercury Glass Made Simple

DIY Mercury Glass Tutorial

Mercury Glass, Mercury Glass, Mercury Glass….I have read all the different ways to make this latest trend on your own, and well of course like most of you, I did it my way….soo easy, I just winged it! I bought this cute glass geranium from one of my thrift store haunts (who knew those were going to be in style again) and ripped out the old greenery, cleaned it up and it just sat around for a while with nowhere to go. Then when all the Mercury Glass started showing up everywhere I just knew I would try it on this little beauty. And she came out fantastic!!

I had seen all over Blogland where some of you tape off the outside of the glass, but I just didn’t feel like it. I wanted it done fast. So here’s what I did….

I sprayed the inside of the glass vase, the lid and the base with a spray bottle of water, shook it out and let it dry a minute or two upside down propped on two spray can lids. Next I sprayed a light coat of Krylon Looking Glass Paint from Michaels. Let it dry a few minutes, again upside down.

Mercury Glass How-to

This is my last-minute before pic…

Clean off any over spray immediately, I really did not have any though.  Then take a paper towel and wipe away the paint in various areas on the inside of the glass. Spray with Black spray paint sporadically inside in the areas you rubbed off, let dry, then rub off some more of the paint. I then used a metallic cream colored spray paint and sprayed that sporadically just like the black paint. I rubbed out the drips as well. And just keep layering and spraying until you get the look you want. Use short spurts to make the circle spotted patina look. This took no time at all to do and it dried really fast. Love it! It came out awesome, even better than the pictures portray.

Simple Mercury Glass

Mercury Glass

XOXOKim

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