It’s September the FIRST! WooHoo! This means that one of my 2 least favorite months of the year is ovah!
Please don’t judge. I try not to talk too much about it until after August is done, but I am not a fan. Remember where I live…the deep south. In August if feels like me and my neighbors have settled in a sweet little town smack in the center of hell.
But enough ’bout that! It’s September and Praise Be, autumn is on the way!
In the celebratory spirit of autumn I’m going to show you my little version of the Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkins that are sweeeeeeping through blog-land!
Here’s the gorgeous inspiration…(Image: Pottery Barn)
Lots of Mercury Glass looks a bit splotched with light brown…(Image: Bassett Furniture)
This is what I was going for…I like the brown.
Now I tried 2 ways one was super easy…
Start with a little punkin and some spray paint…
I sprayed the punkin (primer first then metallic silver) and then used light brown craft paint and a stencil brush to splatter …
Cute but I wasn’t tickled…and I like to be tickled.
So I got The Husband involved…the 2 of us came up with this:
After spraying with Primer and then Metallic Aluminum The Husband flipped the tiny sprayer off of the ‘Brushed Satin Sesame Shimmer’
Then he showed me how to use fine point tweasers to gently press the release button allowing paint to sputter out…
Okay…this is touchy. And messy. For the love of Pete wear disposable gloves and practice a few times on some paper before attempting it on the pumpkins. BUT, even if you mess up…you can always spray some more silver to correct your mistake!
I liked these better!
I’m not done with this faux mercury glass Peeps…I’m going to try a few other techniques…stay tuned!
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