Mercury Glass and decoupage

I would like to achieve this look using glass. I was going to use the technique using the product looking glass and vinegar, with an image printed on paper. So here are my questions. Does anyone know how to do this? If so should I put the image on first them do the Vinegar tech. Or do the Tech first then them image, also is there a specific mod podge I should use . Will the glue show on the glass. Thank you so much for everyone's help.
q mercury glass and decoupage
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  • Mary Mary on Feb 04, 2018
    Thank you for your response. I do know how to achieve the mercury glass, I just don't know how to decoupage a photo or a saying on to glass in combination with the mercury glass technique. Thank you
  • Lynn Goins Lynn Goins on Feb 04, 2018
    Hi, Mary....The easiest way? Two sheets of glass. Glue the letters to the top side of the first glass and then do the mercury glass thing on the back side of glass two. Mod Podge is a good decoupage glue and it dries clear. You'll want to do two or three coats so you get a more inlaid look. Then put the two glass pieces together with the letters on the bottom and the mercury glass over it. Good luck!
  • Emily Emily on Feb 04, 2018
    I am a decoupage artist and I have done many, many pieces which included gluing images to the back of glass. It is very simple . . . you put the glue on the face of the image and fasten it to the back of the glass. I always use elmers glue and have a gallon jug of it. The glue does not show on the glass because you wipe any off and then clean the glass also. I don't know what you mean about vinegar. I do know what mercury glass is but have not heard of a way to achieve it by using vinegar. I'll check out some of the links above and come back if I think I can help you more. The third picture is decoupage done on the back of glass and then placed over a mirror. Could that be anything like you mean?
  • Barb Gimbel Barb Gimbel on Feb 05, 2018
    Wow, I love that.
    I don't know if this helps, but it looks like it is painted on the front side and silver on the back. I'm not sure how it would look by transferring the image on the back then painted with looking glass. It might leave a foggy look with mod podge. I would try the steps you want to do on a small test piece of glass, like a crappy dollar store frame or votive holder beforehand. There is the packing tape method that you might consider.

    And if you happen to nail it, let us all know.
  • Suzanne Pickens Suzanne Pickens on Feb 05, 2018
    That (the Gypsy Brand mirror) particular project was made using an Iron Orchid Designs Home Decor transfer . They are applied the same way rub ons popular for scrapbooking are applied -- they are on a plastic sheet with a waxy paper backing, the backing paper is removed, the transfer carefully positioned and preferably taped down, then rub the entire design until it adheres to the glass (or other surface) and releases from the plastic sheet. This a window I used another IOD transfer on. The link above should lead you to information on the purchase and application of these fabulous products -- my antique & vintage store stocks a few of these, but we are only brick & mortar. Here are pictures of two projects from classes we gave using the transfers.