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:

  1. Hi Rosemary,

    The urn turned out gorgeous!

    Dee

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

    Cynthia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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:-)

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

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  12. This urn is gorgeous, You did a fabulous job.

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

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  14. Perfect Rosemary! I love it.

    Hugs,
    Judy

    (subliminal message: grungy silver bottles...)

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

    xoxo laurie

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  16. It's perfect and I heart the dried hydrangeas.

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

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  18. That is just gorgeous, Rosemary!
    Cindy

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  19. Love the urn! So pretty with your flowers.

    ~Shanon

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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

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  32. 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. . . .

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  33. 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. . . .

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

    ♥Linsey

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