Monday, November 29, 2010

12 Trendy Days of Christmas Day One: Mercury Glass


Welcome to the 12 Trendy Days of Christmas! I thought it would be fun to share all the trends I have been seeing in the world and give you ideas for Christmas cards and gifts! And a few of my friends are joining in the fun, so stay tuned and see who jumps in to play along! :)

And Tobi Crawford was able to play along today!! Check it out HERE! GORGEOUS!

Day One: Mercury Glass

Mercury Glass Pottery Barn

Photo from Pottery Barn

Mercury glass is so beautiful. Just the way it sparkles, yet it is still soft and antique. I love it.

Mercury Glass Ornament Pottery Barn

Photo from Pottery Barn

Look at these beautiful ornaments from Pottery Barn. I could have these all over my tree. They are very pricey, but I figured out a way to create the look of mercury glass, that is easy and thrifty.

Mercury Glass Ornament

Here is MY version (above) of a mercury glass ornament (click on it to see a closer view, its worth it :)) Pretty impressive, huh? I have long wanted to recreate this look, and I show you how in this video:

I hope that you will enjoy all the projects over the next 12 days! thanks for stopping by!

AND, if you are inspired, and want to play along, feel free to join in and leave a link to your blog post in the comments.

Supplies: Ornament-Michael’s, Alcohol Ink Mixatives-Ranger Silver, Copic Marker-R59


Joy said...

Loving your Christmas decoration, such a wonderful tutorial, thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs!

LorraineB said...

That really creates a beautiful ornament. I have done a similar technique but it's all "pouncing". Your method is so much better since it creates an elegant look. Thanks.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful Kim!!!

Anna K. said...

You are so smart! I have a sudden obsession with mercury glass... not sure why or what started it! :) Another project I've seen that would be really kid-friendly - I've seen folks stuff glass ornaments with colored (or silver, gold, or rose-tone) mylar all scrunched up. It looks quite like the "real thing" from a distance and definitely has the same sparkle.

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Brieanne said...

These are simply gorgeous! Can I post to my blog?

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