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!
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