Monday, December 28, 2009
winter mercury glass
the january 2010 issue of martha stewart living has inspired me to create my own sparkling mercury glass. this is the inspiration pic.
here are the few things you need to create this simple craft:
-clean beaker glass or some such sort of glass container. i used an old yankee candle glass jar that was thoroughly cleaned by the human backhoe....thanks h.b. for getting that glass sooooo clean.
-metallic silver spray paint or mirror spray paint(i was unable to find this.......so i used the silver spray paint)
-spray bottle with tap water
-newspaper and tape
wrap the glass beaker with newspaper to protect the outside from overspray.
the glass is lightly sprayed with a mist of water and then follow with a light spray of a mirror/silver metallic spray paint.
invert and dry on wire rack to allow air circulation. repeat with another layer of spray paint...if you want.
here's the finished glass........with two coats of silver mettalic paint.
finally a pic of my new old mercury glass beaker amoungst several other similar pieces i already had(will add some white tulips or roses for new year's eve celebration).....looks like january to me.
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- happy new year
- winter mercury glass
- human backhoe's xmas present
- white stuff......ain't it pretty
- still waiting on some snow....
- i am not a knick knacky person.....
- norwegian inspired guest room
- our missouri christmas farmhouse
- paint by numbers
- saturday's axe-ing
- we really just need some snow....
- poinsettia topiaries and luminaries
- free for the next few days
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