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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Plastic turning into stone



It's true,
 Trompe l'oeil it.




What a difference a little paint makes.





These little plastic urns were a plain brown color.




The urns were painted a solid green first.
On an old plate add several of your favorite acrylic paint colors.
With a flat, two inch wide brush and working sideways, apply paint in streaks.
In places stipple on a little white paint.





When completely dry spray with high gloss sealer.

You can improve so many different surfaces with just a little paint.
It is the paint treatment that separates the ordinary from the  special.

Have a great weekend my dear Blogging Friends.

Gina





16 comments:

  1. Dear Gina - your creativity knows no bounds, only you could come up with a solution like that for an old plastic urn - it looks incredibly realistic.

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  2. I like the results of your marble urn. It's hard to fathom the mind that would produce these in a brown shade, unless, I suppose, they were attempting terra cotta.

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  3. Gina, I cannot believe you achieved that look with paint. I love this!

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  4. Oh I love these gems Gina! Be sure to stop by, I enjoy the shares~

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  5. Hello Gina,
    This is a great idea to make urns look old. I have also seen it done here at art studio dabbling grit on before painting..it looks like old stone.
    I love them.
    Thanks you gina ..lovely post.
    Happy sunday
    val

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  6. Dear Rosemary, Paint is the easiest way to change and/or improve an object. My motto, It's only paint, and there is more of it at the paint store.

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  7. Dear Mark, I see the most impossible colors on plastic objects...nothing a little paint can't fix.

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  8. Hi Ricky, Your paintings are charming. So glad that you stopped by so that we can become better acquainted.

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  9. Dear Mary, I'm sorry that you are going through difficult times. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ox, Gina

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  10. Dear Val, Grit works wonders on plastic columns and if combined with marbling makes for a very convincing stone edifice.

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  11. "It's only paint"...LOL!! I know that song! You have such a unique painting style that shows in all of your pieces. I love the urn.

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  12. Hi Gina,lovely to meet you. Just calling by to welcome you as the newest follower of News From Italy. I am delighted you did as I will be following you back your work looks beautiful. Please note I do not subscribe, so will not see any replies you put here, but you are welcome to message me via my blogs or on the FB page.

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  13. Dear Theresa, Precisely, it's only paint. The secret is to walk away from your project, when you come back it always looks even better. And, one can always paint a light wash over all of it and that will fix most cowboy jobs.

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  14. Hi LindyLou, Thank you for becoming my newest Follower. I have sent you a little note. Looking forward to your next post about Italy.

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  15. LOL, Gina! It may be only paint, and I will give it a try on something I have (no urn) but I am doubtful it will be anything like your beauty!

    Mary in Oregon

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  16. Mary, You can do it. Just don't be timid with colors. Have a look at a few rocks and notice how many colors they have. You will see blue and green and yellow and rust and more.

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