I hope your weekend was a good one! Thankfully I got a few tasks completed before the weekend because I was basically an Uber driver Friday-Sunday.
Except no one paid.
I have a fun project for you today, but please don’t be mad, but there are no ‘during’ pictures on this DIY. Basically, pretend you see a picture of my hand spraying a can of paint and then another pic of my hand spraying a water bottle. There you go. That’s what I’m missing.
Don’t you love the mercury glass look? It seems aged and ‘textury’ with a little sparkle. I’ve always said my favorite colors are rusty and crusty, but I think I have a new favorite to add to the list–‘mercuried’.
I’m pretty sure somewhere Merriam-Webster just shuttered with my 2 new made up words. But if they can let hangry and awesomesauce go in their book, they can deal with textury and mercuried.
Can I get an amen?!
I wanted to try the Looking Glass spray paint on this glass pumpkin that I’ve had forever and a day. I’m pretty sure you have one of these as well. It seems everyone does.
I was telling my neighbor that I was about to try it out and she told me that she had two pieces of glass that she was about to toss. So, I used them to practice with before trying it out on my pumpkin.
I think I like my practice piece just as much as my little pumpkin!! I cut the word gather with my silhouette (I mirrored the word gather so that it would stick on the back of the glass) and centered it on the back of the glass, then sprayed the Looking Glass paint on the back of the glass. The key is to let it dry for a few minutes. Then spray it lightly with a water/vinegar solution. The solution will start to pull away some of the paint and you can just gently wipe or blot it away.
After wiping away the bubbled up paint, I did another light coat of the paint so that the glass wasn’t completely see-through. I was hoping this would give an aged look. I think it worked.
Remember that I said my neighbor had 2 pieces of glass? Well the second piece was rolling along nicely. It was larger and I decided to do a whole saying instead of just one word. Why not? Everything went so smoothly with my ‘gather’ picture. Why not try something more elaborate?
I’ve got this, no big deal.
Welllllll, it didn’t turn out so great. I got a little spray happy with my water/vinegar solution and didn’t wait for the paint to completely dry. It was an epic disaster with a not-so-awesomesauce result. There was actually an audible sound of my pride going with the fall.
It sounded like wimpering.
But, I was able to wipe away the paint. I have decided to start over as soon as my ego heals a bit. I’m thinking sometime between now and 2016, you’ll see that one completed.
What do you think of these fun projects? I would love to hear from you if you have ever tried this spray. How were your results? Do you have a piece of glass that needs to be mercuried? 😉