Sorry I don't have process shots for any of these.
I started this project by finding these beautiful rocks and thinking they would look great with some Elvish runes on them. I quickly switched to Viking, as Viking runes were much easier to research. I made a list of my favorites and narrowed it down to the top four. (One per rock.) They would be placed in my garden.
And finally, since the rocks would be outdoors in the weather, I coated each rock in several layers of triple thick glaze.
My best friend and I went to Goodwill and Texas Thrift and this lovely pile of objects is what I came home with.
Finally I used a sealant over the gold leaf, but it was so textured that I had to go back to Hobby Lobby to find something stronger to seal it all off. I came home with Triple Thick glaze. Somehow the glaze took away the frosted effect on the purple glass, but I still loved it and it finished the vase off rather beautifully!