Beautiful over-mantle mirror and other treasures at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Clock Face.  In this module you will learn how to make wood stain and casein paint from natural products, using original old recipes, and learn how to apply these in order to get the desired end result. You will also learn how to transfer images and patterns onto a casein painted surface and finally, you will learn how to distress and treat this surface for it to look authentically old and chipped.  While you are experimenting with all of this, you will be making a lovely clock face.

Paint finish in ivory and gold, using homemade paints and techniques from the FARRAGOZ Online Course, to achieve this authentic antique look.

Italian commode, 18th century, maker: Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820)

Decorative painted wooden panel at Musee Carnavalet in Paris

This ornate white mirror is a Paris Flea Market find.

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

Beautiful painted detail on these ancient beams of an antique shop in the 7th arrondissement of Paris!

I photographed this magnificent boiserie detail at the Palace of Versailles. I love everything about it - the gently faded blue, the fine detail and the way the gold has tarnished on certain sections.

We have added an extra finish to the existing 24 finishes of the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course!

This polychrome wooden sculpture, depicting Saint Germain l'Auxerrois and dated xv th century, can be found in the Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois  in Paris.

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

FARRAGOZ will guide you with easy step-by-step instructions and videos to make your own inexpensive paint from scratch and apply it to achieve authentic finishes.

Inspired by the chalky green paintwork on French country woodwork in the Auvergne, this scheme board was put together.  

This exquisite interior window shutter with decorative mouldings, was photographed at Versailles.

Make your own paint and get the authentic look!

This beautiful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Martha Guillory. See more gorgeous, authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~

FARRAGOZ offers 2 online courses in the art of patina that will teach you how to make your own inexpensive milk paints, oil paints, tempera, primer, gesso and much more. We will inspire and guide you with step-by-step instructions and videos on how to make, apply and distress these to create exquisite patina on wood like a master artisan. No expensive branded products are used in these courses.

These antique French chairs, with paintwork well worn, were found at the Paris flea market of St. Ouen (Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen).  

The box in the corner depicts a scene of Venice. We have had this for ages. Other images of objects in chipped gold and creams. Always be on the look out for unique objects. It is quite easy to give them an age old feel, using FARRAGOZ recipes and techniques.

Beautiful trumeau detail from the Paris flea market of Saint-Ouen de Clignancourt