I have always put work first, my entire career. Sometimes out of financial responsibilities, but mostly because its my work ethic. It's instilled down deep and its gonna be hard to change.
If we all knew when we were going to die, we would all live our lives differently I am sure... Maybe I am becoming more philosophical as my "50th" birthday approaches at the end of the week. I have been traveling more. But some of my life is not quite where I would wish it to be. I am not sure it will ever be. I have very few people I can truly count on and for that I only have myself to blame. So I move forward and hope maybe I can changes it piece by piece.
So in moving forward I have been sewing more. Preparing for my first grandson. And today I worked on some DIY mercury glass. I saw a couple of tutorials with different methods recently. One here and a second one here. I used a combination of both.
I started with two different mason jars and one milk jar. With the tops taped off.
I sprayed a thin coat of the paint inside the jars. The wide mouth mason jars are the easiest to do. The milk bottle more difficult. You around the jars to coat the inside then i turned them upside down. Wear gloves as the paint gets all over your fingers. You need about five thin coats letting each coat dry for 2 minutes.
Then comes the vinegar find. Take a spray bottle and put equal amount water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray inside the mason hard and then wipe with a paper towel. Dabbing the vinegar makes subtle removal of the mirror paint, wiping takes out bigger areas below, which is what I was going for.