Colored Mercury Glass8:54:00 PM
Back in September, I fell in love with Decor Chick's awesome Fall Entry Table. I loved the combination of blues with metallics. I wanted to emulate her look, but I also didn't want to spend too much money. I also saw some colored mercury glass in the Pottery Barn Catalog. The wheels in my mind started turning.
I've been reading all over the internet how to make faux mercury glass using Krylon's looking glass paint. I'd also heard about using a combination of mod podge and food coloring to color glass.
So I decided to try to combine the two tutorials to make my own colored mercury glass votives.
First, I cleaned the votives. I picked some cool clear glass ones that have a great texture.
I preheated my oven to 175. Then I combined about a 1/4 cup of mod podge with 8 drops of blue food coloring and 1 drop of green.
I then painted the outside of the votives. I know that most tutorials have you paint the inside; however, I was concerned that the looking glass paint would not interact well with the mod podge (as in...well, remove the color). I placed the jars on a cookie sheet with waxed paper, top down.
I put them in the preheated oven and "cooked" them until the color becomes translucent and dry.
Once the paint is dried, all that's left is to light the candles!!
I can't wait to show you how I took these and made them into a Christmas centerpiece. Stay tuned, that post needs some more photos!! I'll be posting that one next week. Update: If you want to see that completed winter centerpiece, you can go here!