Thursday, October 26, 2017


FARRAGOZ is giving away the first of 5 new hobby courses, the Patina PLATES Course - Collection 1, for free to 20 Villabarnes followers
All you have to do once you've signed up is to talk to the other Villabarnes followers in the group on FARRAGOZ's new voice chat facility called "STUDIO TALK" while you make a few or all of the plates.
According to FARRAGOZ, STUDIO TALK is essentially just connecting one student with the other students in the group. So rather than working alone, you have someone to talk to in your studio if you feel like it. It's like a group of friends talking on the phone at the same time. You don't need to talk about the course, you can talk about anything you wish. 
In the course, you will be upcycling 9 small plates. They can even be broken plates that were glued together because once you are done with them, they will be completely covered in paper. 
The process is really simple and very cheap. You start by printing the artworks, followed by making the glue, pasting the artworks, mixing the watercolour paint yourself in tiny quantities just as much as you need and painting the colours one at a time, sealing your plates and finally taking a beautifully styled photo to show the rest of the group.
All the steps are worked out in the finest detail. You just need to follow along and go through the process one plate at a time. You always know what to do next so even if you take a break, it is very easy to start again.
Every plate gets a label on the back with the artist's name, the date and the place it was painted. I think it can make a really unique and personal gift for someone special.
Displayed on the wall, they make a stunning collection. Or you can use them individually with other objects to create vignettes.

The aim is that you have fun making them and in the process, learn a few very valuable techniques and hopefully discover a new way of looking at traditional paint. Making your own materials often sounds daunting for most people, but this will show you how easy and economical it can be, using basic everyday ingredients, with the most authentic looking results as a bonus. In fact, the process may well have been practised exactly like this several hundreds of years ago. 
So, if you think this is something you may be interested in, just click THIS link. It will lead you to the checkout page. Then enter the coupon code PLATES1FREE to get it at no cost. Remember to click the "pay with PayPal" button, but don't worry, you won't actually get to the paying stage because of the 100% discount.


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