Stained glass is at its prettiest when there is light streaming through it, but sunlight isn’t the only light way to achieve that look. These faux stained glass candle holders allow you to enjoy illuminated stained glass even at night.
This is a variation of the alcohol ink on glass technique that I shared yesterday. Instead of using the canned air to direct the ink, I used an old paintbrush to spread the ink.
I started by dropping a few dots of ink onto the glass and then quickly spreading it out with the paintbrush. I did have to work quickly on the rounded sides of the candle holder so it wouldn’t drip before I could get my brush on it. I continued painting colorful stripes all around the sides of this votive holder.
I tried to achieve a more stained glass look on this larger candle from Dollar Tree. It was tricky to keep the colors from running over each other, so there is some blending and overlapping of inks. I found that if I didn’t paint two adjacent areas in succession, I could limit the mixing a bit. Play around and try different things. If you don’t like how it looks, you can wipe it all down with rubbing alcohol before it dries.
The candle holders look equally pretty in front of a window unlit or sitting on a table with the candle burning.