Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Now you can make 6 Decorative Objects in this Online Course

It is official! 
We have added another easy-to-make project to the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course.

There are now six objects to make and paint, using our step-by-step instructions and videos. Students learn how to make, apply and distress their own paint to create patina that looks authentically old.

So what exactly does one do in this online course?

Throughout the course, you will learn to make your own stains, paints, sealer and primer using mostly everyday products you probably already have in your home. These are made from old recipes that artisans used for hundreds of years. Used in the correct combinations and with the techniques, we will teach you, you will apply and distress them to acquire different finishes.

The first project is an oil on board icon of Archangel Michael in the Byzantine style.

Next up is a large casein on board clock face with gold details.

The third project, a wooden wall plaque depicting two angels, is painted with tempera, using the Grisaille Method.

After that comes a small display or specimen case which is painted to obtain a metal look.

And  here is the new addition to the course ~ an Italian style frame. Learn how to create your own decoration on wood in a low relief, before applying a gold finish and distressing it. Also discover how to age modern mirrors to look like tarnished antique mirrors, using basic products.

Finally, make your own Trumeau style over-mantle mirror and learn different ways to reproduce decorative mouldings by making your own moulds.

The course will still be offered at the original price for a limited time.

To enrol for this online course or to watch our short video, go HERE.

If you are already signed up for the FARRAGOZ Online Course, you will automatically have access to the coursework for this newly added project at no extra cost! So, rush over to FARRAGOZ.COM, log in with your student details to find it in Module 5 of the Coursework and enjoy!


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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Recreating patina on a sample board, using home made paint

 A few weeks ago a prospective student emailed me this image and asked:  
 "I have an unpainted kitchen island that I would like to paint like this. I have tried to get this look on other furniture with normal paint, but up to now I have not been successful. Would I be able to achieve this paint finish on my kitchen island if I enrolled for the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course?"

My answer was: "Yes, absolutely!"

Her next question was: "Will I have to complete the whole course first before I will be able to paint like this?"

My reply: "No, not at all. The recipes and techniques that you will need to paint and distress your piece of furniture to recreate this patina, are all in the first 2 modules of the course. After you have made the icon and the clock face, you will be equipped with the necessary skill to mix the right paints and colours to emulate the look of this kitchen island."

After our chat I decided that perhaps the best way to convince her that this paint finish is possible with the homemade paints from our course, would be to paint a sample as proof. So, that's exactly what I did.

The image she sent was not very clear, but I recognised it from an old VERANDA Magazine. No problem, as no VERANDA or WORLD OF INTERIORS ever gets to leave once they've entered our home. They always remain a great source of inspiration and I never tire of them.

So as soon as I found it, I set to work. I mixed several paints in the required colours and applied them. I decided to personalise the monogram and after painting it onto the board, it was time to get ruthless. True patina comes from a few hard knocks through the years and that's all part of our distressing process.

And this was the result!

She loved it and signed up straight away!