The other week, I got a crazy random idea. It all started when I saw this little can of Copper Metallic spray paint.
I have been loving the mercury glass projects I keep seeing everywhere and so......my random side kicked in and I wondered if I could create the same finish with copper?
Well.....yes and no. I sprayed the copper metallic paint inside my glass vessel. Then sprayed the white vinegar/water solution (1:1) on the paint. My first try you see on the left. Didn't work so well for me. For my second try I sprayed the vinegar solution first then used the copper metallic spray over that. Let it dry a bit and used a cloth to gently remove spots to try to create the same mercury glass look with the copper I wasn't really happy with either result so I gave up and moved on to other projects.
I was hoping to make an awesome candle votive and maybe I will at some point But, as I said, it didn't turn out the way I planned it in my head. And that's okay.
But, in the meantime, I left the paper towel with the vinegar solution in the bottom of the first glass. For about a week. What a pleasant surprise to see the copper patina at the base of the first glass! Simply because I forgot to toss out the vinegar paper towel! So, I learned something and maybe, just maybe, it will lead to some new interesting creations. Maybe. And just maybe it will inspire some of you!