Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Faux mercury glass: fake it when you make it

Finally, a dry spring day on one of my days off! Time to try out the faux-mercury glass tutorial I found via Pinterest.
Anna of Take the Side Street beautifully lays out each step, so I'll leave the details to her. I tried out the technique first on some vases, to get the hang of it before I attempted it on glasses.
Kids, if you're an impatient person, this game is not for you. You'll have to wait a few minutes between spray paint applications -- the agony! -- otherwise the paint runs. Oh, and you'll also need gloves.
No, really. Your aim is not as good as you think it is.
Also: gloves when you're wiping away the diluted vinegar spray to create the aged look. You could forget the gloves off, but if you like your manicure... well, take a look.
Whoops.
Still working to get things the way I want them. When I have another dry day to spray, I'll do more show & tell.

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