I had some new clay pots and started searching for ways to distress or age them.
here are some of the ideas I found.
*strong fertilizer speeds up the white deposits, but takes a few weeks.
*slathering on yogurt or buttermilk takes at least a month.
*hydrated lime and water tones down the new clay color, -just spray it on.
*soak the clay in a tub of water in the sun till algae shows up. not fast.
*or you can paint them like linda did here.
I’m so impatient, I simply chose to make mudpies—(think thick mud like when you were little) and I rubbed the pots down with the mud. (gloves could be worn:)
this is what it looked like after it dried. love the look, and it will only age more over time.
see the difference?
the slipcovers are from better homes and gardens several years ago. and the chippy table was found at salvage sisters.
and I thought I’d share one of my favorite things to do--photo editing. the pics below are of a bench in a corner of my yard. the first pic is straight out of the camera—no editing.
these pics has some applied to them. they have videos showing how to use the actions here. adobe photoshop elements 10 was used to apply the actions to these pics. you can get so many different looks from one picture.
thanks for looking!