Monday, December 2, 2013


'Tis the season for a giveaway and I am so excited to be able to offer a gift (valued at $150.00) to one of my followers!  The gift is the online FARRAGOZ Furniture Painting Course that I myself have been enrolled in.

In this class, you will be given all the information needed for you to complete five (5) projects at
your leisure (the class runs 12 months) and you will be assigned an instructor that will personally guide you through each project.  You will learn the art of patina, and how to create beautiful pieces like those of craftsmen from previous centuries, using age old recipes and techniques.  No expensive branded products are used.  In fact, you will learn to make all of your paints, oil stains and decorative moldings on a shoestring budget using only materials from your grocer, hardware and art supply store!    

Here are the Farragoz versions of what you will be making:  An over-the-mantle trumeau mirror.

A clock face.

A display case.

A Byzantine icon of the Archangel Michael.

And a decorative plaque with angels.  (This is the next project I will be making.)

The first project that I completed was a Byzantine icon of the Archangel Michael.  

After that, I was able to apply the techniques and paint recipes I learned, to experiment and make my own version of Christ as a Child.

My second project was the clock face, which I decided to make into the table you see below.

I was offered this course in exchange for reviewing and sharing blog posts of my progress along the way, and I have found myself developing a real passion for it.  It is highly addictive to build your skill set with each new project that you complete, to the point where you begin to feel like a true artisan!  Once you learn the techniques of how to achieve the look of authentically aged patina, your ability to reapply them becomes virtually unlimited.  If you want to learn more about the course before you enter the giveaway, you can click on the link found here.

In order to be eligible to win, please make sure you are a follower of my blog.  This giveaway will run for 7 days and to enter, simply follow the instructions given below.  I will be announcing the winner in my next post so please stay tuned to find out if your name is announced!  Good luck to all!


joanne said...

amazing giveaway Lili, I've been checking out the class and trying to convince myself to do it...maybe I won't have to if I win!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Lili. Thanks for stopping by blog and leaving a comment. That looks like a very interesting course, but I have too many other things going on right now to even consider it. The projects you did are beautiful!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a fun giveaway . . . I wish I was a painter, but I'm more of a sewer instead. Stay warm up your way kiddo :O) xo

Polly McCormick said...

Hey Lili!! This looks pretty amazing!! Thanks for stopping by at my new blog, I'm so glad to reconnect with you!!



Marcelle La Cour said...

When I saw your post for this chance to win this course I almost flipped out! I have been drooling over every page and example of applications of the old techniques on the Farragoz site, longing to do this course (just can't afford it right now) and learn these techniques - as a fine artist who's studied old masters to learn my own oil techniques and beginning to apply these to hand paint furniture, this is an wonderful opportunity for a chance to win this. As for why I love Patina? the layers and veils the speak through each other of times past and lives lived is an enchantment that is hard to resist and so very beautiful to me. Thanks for this opportunity!

Ann Marie said...

I would love to win this course. The examples provided by Farragoz, along with your work, demonstrate that this is something special. I love patina on wood, on metal, on stone, on plaster because it offers richness, depth, history and beauty.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Just dropping by to say "Happy Thanksgiving" Lili! Have lots of fun today with family and friends. Blessings, Sandy xo