Friday, June 15, 2012

Urn Play

I have one remaining urn from a post I shared.



Recognize it?  It's the one in the middle.  The two handled urns sold right away.  As much as I liked the one on the left, I let it go.  I held onto this one, and wanted to give it a little more character, and depth.



The rusty base was the perfect start for what I had in mind.  I brushed and dabbed on a caramel color, followed by white with the same brush.  I just wiped the brush off a little with a rag, but didn't remove the first color completely.  I wanted the colors to blend into each other.  My application was sporadic.




I followed with a generous rub of dirt, and grass.  Yes, that mossy look was achieved by making a big clump of grass, and rubbing it on the surface. The finish compliments my dried hydrangeas.




Kinda stone-like now.









37 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

The urn turned out gorgeous!

Dee

Cynthia said...

Saw this on Inspiration Friday. You did a great job. I love it very much. I am an urn lover!

Cynthia

Lesley said...

omg...the grass. Reminds me of something that native Americans probably did to color stufF!!! lol If it works...it works!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new color, Rosemary! It looks great with your hydrangeas.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

NICE! But then, I love EVERYTHING you create!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your techniques are nothing short of amazing! I love urns, and I love the look you gave this one.

Margaret said...

I'm quite certain if you were plopped down in the middle of the desert you'd make beautiful items out of virtually nothing!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks great Rosemary! Using the grass is a great idea...makes it authentic!
Blessings, Lorraine

Tammy Henderson said...

Love the urn! love all of your pieces! Beautiful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, I'm happy with it too. Nothing like using a bit of nature in our creations...what an great idea to rub grass on it:-)

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Lovely! Love the idea of rubbing grass on the urn.

Rooms by Ann said...

This urn is gorgeous, You did a fabulous job.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Too funny about the grass.....maybe I should just send my kids over to help lol? It looks great.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Perfect Rosemary! I love it.

Hugs,
Judy

(subliminal message: grungy silver bottles...)

Heaven's Walk said...

Incredibly genius, Rosemary! Have I told you how much I love how your mind works....? lol! Another beautiful Creation by Rosemary! :)

xoxo laurie

Roxanne Reinhart said...

It's perfect and I heart the dried hydrangeas.

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great and I love the creative way you acheive your looks :)
Have a great weekend,
Debbie

Ivy and Elephants said...

The urn is fantastic.

Paula

Cindy said...

That is just gorgeous, Rosemary!
Cindy

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love the urn! So pretty with your flowers.

~Shanon

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It couldn't be more perfect Rosemary. I'd love for you to share this gorgoeus urn at Shabbilcious Friday :)

Stephanie said...

You are cracking me up with the clump of grass - but hey, great idea! The finish is awesome!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I never would have thought of using grass. What a clever idea, Rosemary.

It's All Connected said...

Nicely done, Rosemary! You have inspired me to have a go at my rusting urn. ~ Maureen

Kris said...

It looks like the urn has been outside and aged over time. Great job!

Poppy said...

dirt and grass...to achieve this gorgeous finish....WOW! I love love love how the urn turned out...I'm an urn lover as well! You are an amazing inspirational muse,Rosemary!Thanks for sharing this and for your sweet comment. Have a great weekend!Hugs,Poppy

Marzia_Sofia said...

Superlativ!!!!!!

Candy said...

GAWGEOUS...........as usual.

Diane said...

Dang Rosemary....you think of everything! Never would have thought to use grass. It looks like an old concrete piece.

Kelly said...

It looks great! Such a unique technique used. I sure did love the ones with the handles on them. No surprise that they sold quickly.

andrea@townandprairie said...

The master of texture stirkes again!

Tammy said...

I thought it was stone when I saw that first pic! You did a fantastic job. I would love for you to link this up at my linky party that is live right now called Rustic Restorations Weekend.:)
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky.html

Brandi said...

I love your urns. I always keep an eye out for them when I hit the thrift store or yard sales. I love the finish you gave it. I looks like natural stone.

Roisin said...

You're right; it DOES complement your hydrangeas. I love the way it turned out. What sort of paint did you use: latex, acrylic . . .? Did the texture come from the dirt?

Cashel1916@yahoo.com

Michele said...

I never would have guessed it isn't stone just by looking at the picture. You are so creative. Hmmm. I have an urn that's pretty plain. So far. . . .

Michele said...

I never would have guessed it isn't stone just by looking at the picture. You are so creative. Hmmm. I have an urn that's pretty plain. So far. . . .

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Gorgeous! I just never get tired of hydrangeas in an old crusty urn!

♥Linsey