Post # 1
So, I’m trying to figure out how to create the table numbers that I have in my head in real life without breaking the bank. Essentially, I want gold “bubble” votive holders with the table number in red. First I tried applying bits of gold tissue paper to the candle holders, and that didn’t turn out the way I hoped. So now I tried painting them and I got much better results. I tried 3 different painting techniques…brushing, dabbling, and swirling the paint on:
And again (taking pictures of metallic things is not easy. The paint color looks great IRL, I really just need opinions on application technique):
And lit up:
And now close up of technique 1, brush stroke:
Technique 2, dabbling:
And technique 3, swirling:
Nevermind, I’m having trouble uploading that picture (has anyone else been having issues uploading pictures lately???) but I’ll keep trying, hopefully for now you can get a good enough idea by the picture of all three…
So, which do you like best? Or should I go back to the drawing board? If you think I should scrap the painting idea, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I actually think you should do all three. They all look great when lit. No preference here!
Post # 4
just throwing this out there….spray paint?? maybe that will reduce the amount of texture you’d see when they’re lit up. could also try gold markers….at michaels in the art supply aisle. you have to shake them up just like a can of spray paint. good luck!! i think whatever you choose will come out great.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: Thanks! I wish I could upload a picture of the third “technique”…I just posted in support about my inability to upload pictures!
Post # 6
@mudratdetector: Spray paint looks horrible. Even the kind that is supposed to work with all surfaces gets all drippy and weird and looks horrendous when it’s lit up. It would have been much easier to spray paint a bunch of candle holders then to hand paint them, so I tried that first!
ETA – the texture doesn’t bother me, I actually like the dimension it gives them. I’m just not sure which one I want to use, or if I’m a weirdo and everyone thinks they look like crap, lol.
Post # 7
@MandaMack: I actually prefer brush stroke one, although if I could see it up close I have a feeling I would also like brush stroke three. I think #1 looks more sleek and uniform.
Post # 8
I like the first one – it’s not too perfect that it’s not handmade but it’s not so overly textured.
Post # 9
Still can’t upload pictures of the third technique…but thanks for everyone who gave me feedback so far!
Post # 10
I love the dabbing the most, but i think a mixture of all three would look really awesome.
Post # 11
I honestly think all three options look great and it’s really hard to choose! Based on the close up photos, I think the first option gives a romantic, sweet look, whereas the second one is a funkier look. From what I can see of the third one, I think it would be a cross between the first two.
Regardless, I think you can’t go wrong with whichever one you pick – they all look great!
Post # 12
I like the 1st and 3rd ones but I think I like the 1st one best.
Post # 13
I like all of them, especially number 2. I agree with a PP- all the techniques mixed in the centerpieces would look good.
Post # 14
They all look great! I really like the swirly one though!
Post # 15
I really like the first one