Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Mercury Glass Adventure

So, it was my turn to try out the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. I had been pinning ideas about it from the internet for quite some time. 

I've had these two large glass pieces tucked away in a cabinet. Since I wasn't doing anything with them I thought they might be useful in my experimentation with this paint. I thought I could maybe use the finished projects in with my Christmas decor.

I sprayed inside the pieces with the paint, which was very much a liquid, and rolled the liquid around and let it dry a little. Then I sprayed with half water/half vinegar solution and used a paper towel to blot the droplets from the water/vinegar solution, like my blogger friends suggested. I found that the blotting with the paper towel took too much of the paint off with it (maybe I didn't wait long enough for the paint to dry). So I gave another round of paint and water/vinegar. 

Here's a little glass container I experimented with first. I put a flameless candle in it.

It's another craft I had been wanting to try. We'll see what I do with these pieces.


  1. They turned out great! Really pretty.

  2. Patty, your mercury glass pieces look just fabulous! Really, as good as any I've seen any of the stores, I think. Great job! I've read the Looking Glass paint can be found at Walmart, but I haven't yet been able to find it there or anywhere else so far. I'm going to keep looking and I hope to try this out soon.

  3. I didn't know Krylon had this paint, and it may not be available in Canada but a neat way to repurpose things. Your projects turned out well.

  4. This looks GREAT! Boy, what a little paint will do! Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~Roxie

  5. Really lovely, Patty! You've inspired me to try it on some glass vases I picked up for 25 cents at a thrift store. I figure I haven't lost much that way if I ruin it!

    Thanks for sharing at A Humble Creation. You did a great job!

  6. Oh my goodness! I'm with Lavender Cottage. I didn't know that Krylon had mercury glass paint. It looks so much like the real thing. I am headed to Michael's tomorrow with my coupon! Thank you for sharing this terrific idea.
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  7. Those look amazing. I, too, have been wanting to try my hand at that. I like how yours turned out.

  8. I love these, they look amazing. I have a few glass containers that I should spray. Great job. Thanks for joining TTT and I wish you a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

  9. These look so great! I love the apothecary jar! What a wonderful idea! Found you through Debra's Be Inspired Friday linky party!
    Thanks so sharing!
    Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

  10. Well, go figure! I have not seen this product until now, sort of interesting...
    Do they have this in other colors?
    Your project turned out great.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  11. Those turned out great. Can't wait to try it. I know what I'm using my Michaels coupon on this week!!!

  12. These are so pretty! I've always wanted to try mercury glass DIYs... Great job! :)
    mon makes things

  13. These look amazing, I have been meaning to try this, I love the look of mercury glass. Please share this at my linky party

  14. Patty, your beautiful mercury glass is featured this week at A New Creation link party! Thanks and Happy Easter!

  15. This is so beautiful! I love mercury glass and would love to try this. I found you from your feature over at A Humble Creation. I'll be pinning - it looks like such a pretty and fun craft!

  16. I love this!!! You will be one of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. So pretty. Congrats on the feature.
    Taking a blogging leave, but will continue visiting.


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