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So I had this great idea in my head… I’d make faux mercury glass bulbs with Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint. I’ve used it before to create faux mirrors and I’ve been dying to create some faux mercury glass with it.
The final outcome is almost there (I want it to look a little rougher)…but I took the long way to get here!
My original thought was to spray the interior of the bulbs. All the tutorials I’ve seen show doing the inside of the vase, etc.
I knew from my experience with my faux mirrors that you spray paint the opposite side you want to see… so it made great sense in my head.
Well… coats and coats later (I think about 8) it barely had a sheen of silver to it.
So… plan B! I spray painted the outside of the bulbs.
I think the spray area was too enclosed inside the bulb and not enough air movement (would be my guess). The key to using this spray paint is light coats…. waiting only a minute or so between recoating, which I LOVE because it makes for a quick project.
Aren’t they pretty! I want them a little more aged though. I sprayed them with a vinegar/water mix as a painted them. Maybe I’ll dab on some black paint… hum??? Any suggestions?
They’re going to be part of my mantel, which I’ll be showing you later this week.
So what have you been painting?
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