This simple technique lends new, shiny glass ornaments the muted, authentic appearance of antique mercury glass in just minutes. (As mercury glass ages, it loses some of its luster and tends to darken in spots.) All you need is a little paint and small sponges with which to apply it.
- 1 small tube of white gouache paint
- 1 small tube of black gouache paint
- 2 small bowls
- Silver-ball ornaments
- 2 small natural sponges