fake mercury glass?

powermuffinNovember 18, 2008

Has anyone tried to make a mercury glass look alike from plain glass? I'd like to try this on some cheap vases for the holidays. If you have ideas about how-to and what to use, let me know please.

Thanks,

Diane

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
daisyme

I don't know a thing about mercury glass or making a look alike, but I didn't want you to think no one here read your message or cared. LOL Hope you find an answer soon!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 4:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katishooked

What is mercury glass? I guess I'll it and find out. Some members have done faux gogh, maybe someone can help.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 6:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gcpommom

Back in 2005 Martha Stewart had instructions posted for making faux mercury glass by spraying the inside of clear vases with Krylon mirror paint. I don't see it there now, but you could always experiment first...this is a link to someone discussing how they did it, with a pic of her results, she said it wasn't too hard to do.

Here is a link that might be useful: mercury glass

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katishooked

GC thanks for the post. I googled this and remembered what mercury glass was when I saw some. Had forgotten.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 6:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
foxrosefl

What an interesting project. Krylon makes a mirror spray paint: "Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint". I don't know who carries it (Michaels?). Seems to me that's where I saw it - but you know about memory... I DO remember that it wasn't cheap - like $10 a can. Hope this helps

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 10:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
powermuffin

Thanks guys. I saw the mirror glass spray paint and thought it might work. I'll give it a try. I just love the look of old mercury glass and I have an old house so the two would fit.
Diane

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 11:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Outdoor Tabletop
Okay, I know Silvamae talked about this but I can't...
loribee2
Back Splash Mosaic
I made a mosaic to go with the back splash behind our...
brokenbitmosaics
Dog portrait
this is a commission, I opted to complete the background...
nicethyme
Grout colorant
has anyone used these?? I went to lowes the other day...
gretch1964
Clock
Finished recently
wackyweeder
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™