Ever shot a laser through curved jagged glass in a dark room? There are an unlimited number of patterns you can project onto a surface when laser light refracts through glass. Try it out and experiment for yourself.
Thought I'd share this and maybe someone can use it!
I painted the glass two completely different ways with completely different paint. Having never really painted anything craft-related in my life, I learn as I go. Here are the ways I painted these (I'm sure there are better ways).
How-To: Distress the lantern metal
Finished product here...