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Quick Painting Tip From Cheryl at Your Decorative Painting Resource
January 31, 2015

Hello everyone!

January 31, 2015

It's Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource.

A Handy Painting Tip For You

Don't you just think this month flew by in one heck of a hurry? I had planned on having so much more done by now. I wanted to bring you 2 new e-packets but time ran away from me so it will have to wait until next week or the week after.

You know, I always have you in mind when I write this newsletter. And I am always looking for things I can share with you to help you advance your painting skills. So I got to thinking about some of the things I learned about decorative painting that had a big impact on my painting skills.

I've been so fortunate over the years. I've painted with some pretty amazing artists and I've learned a lot from all of them. And, believe it or not, I learn from my students all the time! It's true. When someone needs me to demonstrate something in a different way than I'm accustomed to, it enables me to become a better listener and communicator… and a better teacher. Everyone understands things differently and I have to be able to draw on all sorts of ways to explain myself. I love that.

Here's a gem I learned from Phyllis Tilford, an internationally well-known tole and decorative artist. She's what we call "A Big Brush". She said that when you're painting the veins on a leaf, always remember that the veins grow out from the centre vein and generally flow toward the tip of the leaf. I don't know why that stuck in my head but it did.

Hopefully when you paint leaves next time and they don't seem quite right, perhaps you too will remember this little tip! Speaking of painting leaves, here are a couple of designs that will provide you opportunity to do just that.

Here's an e-packet featuring daisies and some simple leaves.

And here's an e-packet featuring large grape leaves in autumn.

If you do decide you'd like to buy one of the packets, here's a coupon that you can use to get a 25% discount. All you have to do is load up your cart and use the coupon code when you check out to get 25% off. How cool is that? Use coupon code FamilyPrice25 (exactly as it is here) when you check out and get 25% off your total order.


A short newsletter again this week. I'm really hoping I'll get a couple of new designs out in time for the next newsletter! Stay tuned!

Talk soon,

Cheryl Poulin


Your Decorative Painting Resource

Earmark Purrductions Creative Studios

PS Here are those links again... just in case you missed them.

e-packet featuring daisies and some simple leaves.

e-packet featuring large grape leaves in autumn.

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