I am so happy with these beautiful gold-painted votives! I bought a pack of glass (wax filled) votive candles at Michaels and painted the bottom half of the glass with Liquid Leaf paint in "Classic Gold."
There are hardly any instructions to give: wear plastic gloves, use a 1" brush to paint each glass with gold leaf paint up to the wax line, allow to dry. When painting, keep the paint away from bottom lip (base) of the votive; just in case the heat of the candle causes the paint to stick to the surface it is sitting on. Better safe than sorry.
In the end it became one of my favorite additions to the house. It gave a lovely glow to the kitchen and made doing the evening dishes much more glamorous.
Happy New Year!