April 5, 2011

DIY: Mercury Glass


.Before.

.Supplies.
Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Spray Paint
Lamp (Ebony) Black Acrylic Paint
Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint
Sponge (cut into small pieces)
Cotton Swabs
Cotton Pads
Clear glass candle holder


1.  Spray the "looking glass" paint on the inside of goblet.  Spray the bottom of stem base and lightly spray the stem as well.  *Note:  with Looking Glass Mirror-like paint you must paint the reverse of the side that will be showing.  Spray 5 very thin coats, allowing 1 minute between coats.  Paint sprays dull, but reverse side has mirror-like effect.

 2.  This next part is very tedious and takes patience!  Dip the piece of cotton in the acrylic paint, switching off between metallic gold, metallic silver and black.  Dab the inside of the goblet to remove patches of the spray paint.  Repeat until you have the desired look.  Next, dip the sponge in acrylic paints and "sponge" the inside of the goblet to add some color.  Sponge the stem and bottom of the goblet as well. I used mostly gold and black for the sponge effect.  Once paint has dried, repeat the process of removing paint from the stem and bottom of goblet.

 

.After.

 I placed a votive candle in each goblet and plan to use them as candle holders.

  
Photos taken by Kelley.

12 comments:

BridalHood said...

Loving the DIY mercury glass - thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Those look awesome!! You're so creative, Kel!

Amber M said...

Oh my gosh I love this! I absolutely adore the look of mercury glass... and am a HUGE fan of DIY stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!

jacin {lovely little details} said...

those look amazing!!! would you want to do a guest post over on my blog with these to share?

Alena said...

Those look fantastic!! What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

Wow! Kelley you are a rock star! You are the Queen of DIY!

Mallory said...

wow impressive, those came out great!


mallory

April said...

Gosh, between this and the dresser, you are the MASTER at making things look perfectly tarnished! Loving these DIY tutorials : )

Kelley @ Kelley Maria said...

Thank you!! :)

Lisa said...

I love this Kelley!! I'm going to have to try this out!!

April Moffatt said...

Kelley- I gave you a call out on my blog post. I have been on a quest for the perfect (as in easy with awesome results) technique for making realistic mercury glass. I am going to try your technique tonight. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Can you make a YouTube Video PLZ!!

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