Drawing inspiration from nature's pink patina to create an authentic looking finish on wood, using handmade paint.

If you are dying to recreate that old crusty, chippy paint look of antique painted furniture on brand new pieces, but can't figure out how, then this is for you.

Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ Montmartre, Paris.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Trumeau Mirror.  In this module, you will expand your woodworking skills even further and learn how to produce moulds for reproducing decorative mouldings and how to age mirror glass. You will also learn how to apply and distress casein paint in such a way that it will have a flaky finish.  At the end of this Module, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful over-mantle Trumeau style mirror like the one in this image. 

Learn how to make your own mirrors and paints from scratch, using original old recipes and natural products, to get the perfect flaky or chippy look! No expensive branded products used here!

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F302. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

Scheme board in shades of grey and ivory.

Exquisite detail at Versailles!

Against an exterior wall of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ In the courtyard of Musee Carnavalet, Paris.

" One of the top lots of the sale is certain to be a finely, decorated blanket chest attributed to Johannes Rank of Dauphin (now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania. Dated 1791, the poplar case is adorned with its original blue paint decoration and three tombstones, each with pots of flowers.  Though similar to the work of other members of the Rank-Selzer families of makers and decorators, this chest is most closely related to the signed chests of Johannes Rank and carries an estimate of $ 16,000-22,000.  " 

I've been wanting to use gesso to add ornate decoration to blown-out eggshells for some time now, but somehow never got round to it.

The art of ornamental shellwork, initially a European tradition, has been around since the early 18th century. I have developed a passion for this art and a while ago I decided it would be rather fun to combine it with my passion for producing trumeau mirrors. See the process and results HERE.

Learn how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own casein paint, oil paint, tempera, gesso, decorative mouldings and many more in the FARRAGOZ Online Course! No expensive branded products are used.

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F176. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

With age comes patina!

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (King of the Franks) equestrian Statue in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

The exquisite gold clock inside the famous Paris museum, the Musée d'Orsay.

Spotted this beautiful crest in an antique shop on the Quai Malaquai in Paris.

These are a few of my favourite things ~ papier mâché bowl, coral, horn, skull and letter "R" cut, painted and distressed to shabby perfection, using homemade casein paint from the FARRAGOZ Online Courses.

Spotted this beauty at Saint-Ouen Flea Market in Paris! With the paints you'll learn to make in the FARRAGOZ Online Course and the techniques we'll teach you on how to apply and distress your paints, you'll be able to achieve this look - old, worn, scuffed and a little chipped. After working through the first 3 modules you'll have gathered the necessary know-how to get this look.

Detail of the trumeau that can be made in the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn to make your own decorative mouldings, milk paint and other paints at a fraction of the price of branded products.

These are a few of my favourite things ~ Mother nature's generous gifts of small treasures with patina and textures to inspire, alongside a most treasured drawing of myself, done by the renowned British artist Paul Emsley back in 1990. View some of Paul Emsley's exquisite works at http://paulemsley.com/

Pink door in Le Puy-en-Velay, Auvergne, France.