Thursday, May 19, 2011

Color Lacquer Votives

I had an idea to use Crystal Color Lacquer on these glass Votives a while back, I tried it freehand, as an Easter project, but I didn't like the way it came out, because of my poor freehand skills.  So I did a different project.  These outline stickers got me so excited to try again, and the results were even better than I expected.
What I used: 
glass votive globes from the craft store, outline stickers, 
The process is fairly simply.  Stick the stickers on the glass, in whatever design pleases you.  I wanted to use some of the larger stickers but the roundness of the votive bulbs made it easier to use the medium and smaller shaped stickers, they are more forgiving, and make sure you smooth them down.
 Next paint them in with the Color Lacquer, YAY COLORING!!  I used the all the colors in both sets, Metallic with the Gold Stickers to emulate faberge, or enamel.  Then the Primary colors on the black outline stickers, which has a nice stained glass effect.  Then let dry, add a tea light and enjoy!
I am thrilled with the result, they are both completely different.  I think they are a perfect addition to the summer garden I just planted.  Tres romantique!  
Don't forget to check out my blog Whimsykins!  Have a lovely weekend!!


  1. What a great idea! They are so beautiful! I can just imagine how pretty they would be in a patio setting. Great project Chels!

  2. I was think the same thing Karen said. Great minds think alike.. smiles.. super great project...

  3. it lit at night would look nice--love stained glass look...too bad not the best lighting for photographing in dark.