I gave you a peek at my clock face in my last post and promised to come back and share the full reveal. I also promised a giveaway and I can hardly wait to tell you all about it!
Before I give away what the giveaway is though, take a look at what I created with Farragoz, the online painting course I’ve been taking this past year.
I’ve always wanted a large clock face for my home and what fun it was to create my own.
This amazing course teaches old world painting techniques with paints that you make yourself.
There are six modules to the course and in each one you learn to create a different project.
You may remember my first project which was this icon. Now listen . . . I am a painter of walls . . . and furniture . . . and various other knick knacks around the house. I am not a painter of “real” artwork. So I must say that I amazed even myself, especially myself, with how well this turned out. I was also surprised at how easy it was to do with the step-by-step support of the Farragoz team.
Each piece of art is done at your own pace, one step at a time, reporting your progress in pictures along the way. If you have any questions a personal instructor is right there to help you and to cheer you on!
When I started this course I thought I might be getting myself in over my head and worried that my work wouldn’t look as good as the examples given to follow,
but I was assured that this is a course easy enough for a beginner, and it really is! I also soon realized that the idea is to create something of your own making, unique to you, and not a copy of someone else’s work.
The paints are made of inexpensive and safe natural products and they are applied in multiple layers, then sealed, also with natural products. Once the painting was complete I was instructed in new ways of distressing my piece to give it the aged look that I love.
In this picture you can see the depth and texture the clock face has after distressing.
This picture shows texture and also the brightness of the homemade gold paint. I love a little glitz you know!
And here is one more picture taken before I added the winter touches to my clock, so you can see the distressing around the edges of the piece.
I think the greatest thing about the new techniques I’ve learned is that I will be able to use them on my future furniture projects. I’ve already used some of the leftover paint from my clock face on a once hideous mirror from Goodwill. Now I’m just trying to figure out which room I’ll hang it in so I can decide what the final color will be. The before and after photos are going to be incredible!
So what about the giveaway?
I am absolutely . . . over-the-top . . . DELIGHTED to announce that Farragoz has generously offered to give away an online course to ONE of my lucky readers! You can sign up below. The more boxes you check the more chances you have of winning! By entering this giveaway you are confirming that you are 18 years or over. Void where prohibited. The contest will run through February 20th (I don’t know how I’m going to stand waiting that long to see who wins) and the winner will be announced when all of the numbers are tallied!
Good Luck and Blessings to you,