I’d seen this cool effect on glass luminaries, vases and candle holders before but I never knew how they had made it. I thought it was some special kind of crackle paint and stinky over coating to make it bubble up or something. Then I saw a trick in a Better Homes and Gardens Christmas magazine that they did using mirrored spray paint.
I used silver spray paint on these vases and then followed it up with a second coat of glitter spray paint because, glitter! The effect is a very cool, translucent effect of a watery texture that is see through and shimmery and super perfect for a special occassion vase. I dressed this one up with red beads and LED lights but you could stuff the middle with tinsel and then add a candle inside, wrap the outside in lights and put flowers in it, etc.
Here’s how it is done.
1. Mist the inside of the vase with a water bottle. Just a light mist.
2. Use silver (or mirrored or frosted) spray paint to spray paint the inside of the vase. It will stick to the glass where there is no water but will NOT stick to the glass where the misty water went.
3. Turn the vase upside down to dry so it doesn’t drip and bunch up at the bottom.
4. Let it dry and that’s it!
It doesn’t get much simpler than that folks. I think this would look great for a mason jar craft too, what do you think?