Smooth rocks or Mexican beach pebbles (any color, enough to fill opening of bowl)
Sand (enough to fill base of your bowl)
3 votive candles
Leftover newspaper or recycled paper
Painters blue tape
Use newspaper to cover the upper part of the glass bowl, leaving only the pedestal exposed.
Gently spray Krylon Frosted Glass Finish on the pedestal base only. Build up layers evenly. The more you spray the more opaque the effect will be.
Next, tape off approximately ¾ of your votive starting at the rim and going down, leaving the bottom ¼ exposed. Spray the lower ¼ of each one with the Krylon Frosted Glass Finish.
While the glass dries, place all your smooth rocks on top of newspaper, and spray an even coat of Krylon Fusion Metallic Shimmer paint #2338 Nickel Shimmer over all the rocks. Allow 15 minutes to dry and then flip them over and repeat on the other side.
You can also spray the sand by spreading a thin layer of sand on newspaper and then spraying it lightly. Let is dry. Then move it around and spray it again.
Remove the tape from the three votives once they are dry. Then wrap newspaper around the bottom ¼ that you just sprayed with the frosted finish.
Each votive will be a bit different and you can have fun varying the design. Tape off from the rim down as large or small a stripe as you like. This part that is taped will remain clear glass and the rest will be silver shimmer.
Spray the remaining exposed area of the votives with the Fusion Nickel Shimmer.
After paint is dry, use the Krylon Silver Leafing Pen to freehand simple ethnic designs (or any design you like that aligns with your wedding style) in the grey stripes that you have just created.
Use the Silver Leafing Pen along the base of the glass pedestal bowl to create a thin line around the outer portion of the base as an accent.
Once all of the elements are created you will fill the pedestal bowl with the sand, then add your rocks and nestle the votives in or on the rocks. Add votive candles or tealights to the votive holders and light.
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Don’t let the name Krylon Fusion for Plastic Metallic Shimmer fool you into thinking that it can only be used on plastic. You can use this product on any hard to bond surface. You won’t have to deal with a drippy runny mess and it dries in 15 minutes or less. It’s great for projects where you can’t use primer.
When doing the design on the votives, don’t worry about perfection. Ethnic designs are supposed to have a freehanded quality to them. Keep the design simple. If you are feeling confident, you can make your designs more elaborate. If you are combining gold and silver in your wedding palette then use a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen to add your design and this will bring in the gold element.
The Krylon Frosted Glass Finish is a great way to make any simple glass piece look special. The key is to only frost part of it so that you have the varying textures. It looks like expensive etched glass!