Monday, January 16, 2012

More Weathered Finishes

I've been applying finishes similar to the one you saw in my "Old World Love" post.  Here are a few of the pieces I just finished with various shades of grey.

Way back in June, I did a post entitled "A Romantic Mood".  In it I shared a pair of corbels I painted a soft pink.  They received a makeover.






This was the first makeover.


I applied layers of deep grey, followed by a wash of white gesso.  After some rubbing back, and a little dry brushing,  I had a new look.  I finished it off with wax.






Here is another pair.



I gave this composition cherub a lighter grey finish.










With the proper preparation, the finish can work on glass as well.  After applying the finish to these bottles, I added the numerals.




Then I added rusty stars.





With paint and gesso, you can add so much character to simple objects.

I'm finishing up a few furniture pieces.  I'll be back to share the results.


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41 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemary,
    Love the corbals and the cherub. The finish gives them such a romantic touch. The bottles turned out so cute. Kind of a rustic elegance. I love them!
    Jann

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  2. ooh i love those numbered jars! they are SO cool!

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  3. Hi Rosemary,

    Great finishes!!
    Love the bottles, and the details!
    If bottles could be zinc...that is what the finish reminds me of...
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  4. Hi Rosemary-
    Beautiful! I love the bottles with the numbers - very cool. You are so talented - appreciate that you share your process.

    ox
    Jenelle

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  5. your stuff always turns out amazing!

    Mark

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  6. The rusty star is just the frosting on my cake. Love them:)

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  7. Love it all! I'm starting to see a whole lot more gray in my store than I use to. I like it!!

    Take care, Sue

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  8. As always fantastic! Now I really love the glass bottles! So unusual!

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  9. Well....you taught me something else new today, my talented friend! : Gesso on glass? Waaaay cool! Love the patina! Thank you so much for sharing the technique!

    xoxo laurie

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  10. Love the corbels and that finish on glass is amazing, great idea adding the star. I just love it all!

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  11. Both pairs of corbels turned out so nice! I love how you applied the technique to the glass bottles and the end result. Nice job! Blessings from Bama!

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  12. All of your finishes are gorgeous, I wish I knew how to do some of them.
    Cindy

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  13. I do believe you are the master of all finishes Rosemary! Just beautiful.

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  14. I love the bottles! They turned out amazing! I love the added numbers and rusty star, too.

    ~Shanon

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  15. Amazing transformation on the glass. I love the numbers and the star!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  16. Absolutely love the cherub, Rosemary! The corbels look like they have more depth in the gray tone and they turned out wonderfully!

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  17. What a difference the proper finish has. You are truly a master of finishes, you get a lot of practice your constantly working on something of interest. I love the bottles they will be a big hit, I imagine a lot of sales. Thanks for sharing. I posted your giveaway on my blog, Kathy

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  18. Wow I love how these turned out. What a cool treatment! Thanks for stopping over!

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  19. FAA Rosemary!! I just love love that gray!! And those darling little star charms! Vanna

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  20. Beautiful transformation Rosemary! I just bought some Gesso and I can't wait to try it. Wish me luck!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful, I love all your works:-) Hugs, Biljana

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  22. I especially love the bottles Rosemary, they will be good sellers I bet!
    Lorraine

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  23. Love, love those corbels. The cherub is sweet! Love the jars, I might try that on some old jars I have :) Never used gesso, but i'm willing to try. I need some of that "old world" in my dining room.

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  24. Rosemary, I really like how the corbels and jars turned out.

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  25. I didn't know you could paint over the glass bottles like that. Cool! Only you would have those cute little rusty stars too.

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  26. very lovely corbels..the color is perfect!! and the bottles-OMG!! so cooooolll...love the rusty little star too!
    best,
    maureen

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  27. Love the bottles! Nice finish.

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  28. These are all lovely. I really like the textured finish and the rusty stars on the bottles is just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. wow, every piece looks fabulous in the grey.. You are a master at this.
    totally beautiful~!

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  30. These are stunning...everything! Love those bottles, too. I have actually done gesso and then paint over it to get a similar effect. I love the old world look and you are a master!

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  31. The corbels are great and the rusty stars on the bottles are so cool.

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  32. wow! that looks so awesome. even the rusty stars look new. great job!

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  33. Everything you do turns out great!

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  34. I absolutely love all these finishes in gray!

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  35. Beautiful, as always! I am going to have to try gesso one of these days!

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  36. I adore the corbels and the altered bottles! They are charming! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  37. This is too cool. I love it. You're a gesso queen! I always used gesso to prime my canvases, but you are bringing in a whole new dimension of how to play with this.

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