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Mercury Glass Tutorial

Learn to turn glass into Mercury Glass Look!

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Hi everyone! This is the tutorial some of you have been waiting for! This tutorial is a simple method of taking any cheap glass vase, votive, or candlestick, and making it into a faux antique mercury glass piece. There are so many choices of clear glass vases at the dollar stores! Tons! For this tutorial you will need:

  • Rustoleum ‘Mirror Effect’ or Krylon “Looking Glass” spray paint.  Regular paint will not work
  • Spray Bottle-Must have a mist spray  Not spray or Jet filled with water
  • Newspaper, or something to protect your working surface.
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Gloves
  • And of course your glass piece

Step 1:

Be sure your glass piece is thoroughly cleaned inside and out. For a larger piece, where you can maneuver your hand inside the piece easily and spray, then you will spray inside piece. For smaller pieces, or for candle holders like I am doing ….I…

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9 thoughts on “Mercury Glass Tutorial

    1. Thank you! If you have a Dollar store near you, purchase some glass vases or candlesticks. Practice on those. You won’t believe how easy it actually is to accomplish. Just do a little at a time…no rush. Have fun with it!!!

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    1. Are you going to do it Brenna? Remember, you ‘mist’ lightly with water. If you make a mistake, or don’t like what you see…use alcohol to remove all. Then try it again. Practice on a dollar store vase! When I figured it out, I started Mercury Glassing on everything! hahaa…seriously!

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