Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mercury Glass Shell

You have seen all the mercury glass projects on the net and have probably been on the hunt for the mirror finish spray paint.......and if you live in a rural area like me, you have yet to find it in your stores.  So I  improvised.And I am very happy with the results!  I simply used some shiny silver and black spray paints I already had.  The only thing I bought was a shell (2 bucks) from the craft store.  First I sprayed the shell with the black paint and let it dry ( I found that putting the shell in my electric oven which was turned off but with the light on really sped up the drying).  Then I sprayed shiny silver all over the shell, waited a few minutes and, using a plastic sandwich bag, I dabbed off a bit of silver.  I kept repeating the black and silver coats, dabbing off paint until it looked "right".  Let thoroughly dry.  I then sprayed gloss clear finish on the shell.  It took a few coats but finally it looked shiny enough to resemble glass.

And I have never seen a mercury glass shell!  Think of all the things you could turn into mercury glass.......ohhhhh, the possibilities are endless.  Diana

6 comments:

  1. great job on that! I love sea shells :)

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  2. this is so cool I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  3. Wow, that is so great, easy, and cheap! I like it!

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  4. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  5. Don't bother spraying seashells with Looking Glass because if you don't get the coat right the first time, you cannot spray over with a second coat. It just removes some of the first coat. Mine look okay, but I wouldn't waste expensive Looking Glass on seashells. I got the idea off Pinterest; however, I think your idea will work much better and for a lot less money.

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  6. Don't bother spraying seashells with Looking Glass because if you don't get the coat right the first time, you cannot spray over with a second coat. It just removes some of the first coat. Mine look okay, but I wouldn't waste expensive Looking Glass on seashells. I got the idea off Pinterest; however, I think your idea will work much better and for a lot less money.

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