Asked on May 28, 2013

Metallic Paint Effect



I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do/get the paint effect on the jar in the attached picture. I was also wondering does it have to be metallic paint? Thanks for your help!
8 answers
  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    on May 29, 2013

    You can get a very similar effect by using a "LOOKING GLASS" paint from hobby lobby or any craft store....then right before it's completely dry...spritz a little vinegar/water mix on the paint. you can dab a paper towel on it to pick up a little more of the paint if desired.

  • The Paint Wagon
    on May 29, 2013

    ...what Tammy said, but you spray the inside of the jar, not the outside.

  • Elaine Simmons
    on May 29, 2013

    I have read on several blogs that when this was first posted, the directions said to spray inside. But later, it was said to spray on outside, then you can use it as a vase. I have never tried it myself but want to.

  • Revi
    on May 29, 2013

    I spray both inside and outside. Spraying inside gives a gray matte look, and outside gives a shiny finish.

  • Janice Phillips (JP)
    on May 30, 2013

    Spraying the outside of the glass works really well.

  • 153091
    on May 30, 2013

    Have tried both inside and out, depends on the piece your are spraying. Revi gave good info. Also..Wal-mart sells it cheaper then HobLob...unless you use your 40% off coupon @HoLob.

  • Lydia
    on May 30, 2013

    just search mercury glass there are several tutorials on it, right on this site.

  • Trish
    on May 30, 2013

    Thanks ladies! All of your inputs are very helpful! I'm wanting to apply this technique to a pair of lamps - wish me luck ;-) I'll post pics afterwards.

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