This Tutorial is soo simple but, the Faux mercury glass is sooo beautiful on its own but wouldn’t it be fun to do it in any color?
Oh yeah scroll to the end of the post to enter to win some of this beautiful glass.
From the time I saw how to do Faux mercury glass have been trying to figure out how to do it in blue, I just adore blue. I got it! And I want to share it.
If you only want to color your glass and skip the faux mercury fun I have a colored glass tutorial here.
You will need need some glass pieces you want to transform, paper towels , a spray bottle with 50% water and vinegar solution, Krylon Looking glass spray (very important you need this exact paint) and … wait for it. If you want colored glass get Pebeo Vitrea 160 in the color of your choice, it s is a fabulous glass paint. I chose Turquoise which I am madly in love with and busy painting everything glass in the house.
You might have to order the looking glass spray and Pebeo Vitra 160 online I was lucky and found the Looking Glass spray at my Walmart but I had to order the Pebeo Vitrea 160 on amazon. You might be thinking that you
will just use another glass paint. I tried that and I wasn’t happy with the color. The Vitrea has an intensity that’s just gorgeous, intense color and transparent.
To have colored Mercury Glass first you need to color the glass. The hardest part of this is waiting for it to dry a whole 24hrs.
Mix with the Pebeo thinner and paint on your piece. I found the best the results from painting on the outside of the piece. I swirled it around on the inside with some thinner but most of the color drained out. I had more control when I painted on the outside. If I wanted more intense color I just added painted on another layer Let it dry for 24 hours and then bake it for 40 mins at 325 to make it fully water proof.
When you bake don’t preheat, bake at 325 for 40 mins and leave the glass in there so until the oven is cool. So the glass doesn’t experience a big temperature change and crack.
Now your glass is colored, time to get the Faux merury look.
Clean you glass really well. Don’t worry abot your painted surface it can handle going through a dishwasher now. Do this outside to avoid the fumes, mist you glass with your spray bottle of water and vinegar solution. Mist you glass piece so it has bubbles. You might see other tutorials that say don’t let your water run on the glass. I say let it run! The more texture the better. The instructions on the Krylon looking glass will say spray on the inside, trust me spray on the outside. You want to be able to put water in it don’t you? Spray the paint over your misted pieces. The liquid will prevent the paint from sticking. Leave it for a minute of two and blot with the paper towel. Then repeat until you get the look you want. You can choose to have it very transparent or add more layers to be more opaque. The outcome is gorgeous either way
Mist , wait, spray repeat till you are squealing with joy. It’s easy and fun. I don’t think you can make a mistake. How cool is that. But even cooler you have a chance to win a beautiful vase set for you very own. Including two Faux mercury pieces and a Faux mercury colored piece. Click below to enter. Good Luck. Till next time.