Books for
Decorative Painting

Here are used books for decorative painting.  These are used books from my own personal stash.  Some I've just outgrown, others I have duplicates of.  So I'm just doing a little studio housekeeping.  That means I'm parting with tole and decorative painting books that I no longer use.

Some are new, some are gently used, some are very well worn... Errr...I mean loved.

Very Important: I have only 1 copy of each of these books.  So, if you see a book you want, act quickly before someone else grabs it. 

I assure you that if a book is not available you will be unable to pay for it. So, you will not be charged for something I don't have.

I will do my best to remove books from this page as they are sold.  But there will be a delay between the sale and the removal.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS***

ALL MY BOOKS COME FROM A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

EXCELLENT CONDITION means the book is just like new.
VERY GOOD CONDITION means the book has been used and may show very minimal wear.
GOOD CONDITION means the book shows wear and likely has notes or marks inside.
POOR CONDITION means the pages may be ragged, have coffee stains and lots of notes and scribbles inside.

Prices are in Canadian funds and include shipping to Canada and mainland USA.


Looking for tole painting books not listed here?
I probably have it!  Just ask.



GRANS FLOWER SHOPPE
by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
106 Pages
GOOD Condition
$18, includes shipping

 
 

This big book is filled with gorgeous florals and fruit painted on boxes, door
crowns, baskets, mirrors, signs, stools and more. Actually, all the designs can be made to fit on just about any surface!
Lots of color worksheets to help along the way.



LANDSCAPES OF MEMORIES
by Trudy Beard
ACRYLICS, Folk Art
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

Enjoy painting 12 beautiful projects of serene rural scenes in all of their seasons on a variety of wooden surfaces.  From trays and boxes, to bird houses and baskets, and much more.



HEIRLOOMS for All Seasons Vol. II by Rosemary West
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
45 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Lots of worksheets and many projects to paint!  From bunnies, to cabbage roses, vegetable still life, angels and much more.  Love, love, love Rosemary's designs!



HERITAGE HOME
by Nancy Wekarchuk
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
36 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Projects include painted irises, tulips. clover, violets, poinsettias on a variety of useful surfaces.  The designs are soft using a simple pen and ink method.  Paint a bracelet or a cabinet... whatever you decide to paint on you will love the results.



JEN'S GARDEN GALLERY by Jen Sykes
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja's Artist's Color
47 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

15 soft colored projects featuring little birds, gorgeous gardens, topiaries and so much more.  Timeless keepsake boxes, table and mirror set, lamps... just stunning!



PERSONAL COLLECTION Part II by Jackie O'Keefe
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
44 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint wind chimes, benches, lamps, clocks and boxes with fabulous signage that you can personalize. 

For the very patriotic painter there is a small table featuring an American crest with flag and eagle that says, "We the People of the United States" as well as a small grandfather clock that says "Liberty and Justice for All".  And there is much more...

I didn't paint the American sayings, because I'm in Canada but I did paint a metal lamp featuring a covered bridge and a variety of keepsake boxes.



EXPRESSIONS OF ELEGANCE Volume 2
by Jeanne Downing
OILS
29 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

"Elegance" does not do these designs justice!  What a book.  From delicious groupings of fruits, to assorted florals, you'll want to paint anything from this book on a variety of surfaces.

As it is with me, I convert from oils to acrylics by using the line drawings and my instinct for colors.  So if you're not an oil painter you could still paint these projects.

Lots of step-by-step instructions to make things easy to follow.



LAVENDER BLUE Vol. II
by Louise Jackson
ALKYDS or Oils
48 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Enjoy painting Christmas and wintry themes, fantasy horse, fruit and lovely florals in all seasons.

Because I don't like painting in oils, I convert to acrylics by using the line drawings and my instinct for colors.  So if you're not an oil painter you could still paint these projects.

Lots of close up images to work from.



HANDPAINTED TILES for Your Home
by Diane Trierweiler
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
128 pages
GOOD Condition (because of small tear on page 117)
$18, includes shipping

 
 

This BIG book features over 20 step-by-step projects for painting on all sorts of tiles.  From embossed tin tiles to glossy ceramic tiles, you can decorate any part of your home with these beautiful designs.

Paint birds, wine bottles, fruit, landscapes, bird nests and roosters!  Great step-by-step instructions.



MERRY CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, Shirley Wilson
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja's Artist's Color
48 pages
GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Contains 14 precious Christmas projects.  I painted each of the designs inside this book on keepsake ornament boxes and I'm so glad I did.  Every Christmas I decorate the tree and I admire my handy work.  I used DecoArt Americana instead of Jo Sonja paint.



MERRY CHRISTMAS Book One, Jean Meyers and Shirley Wilson
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
36 pages
POOR Condition because of one torn page
(not affecting designs or instructions)

$14, includes shipping

 
 

Contains 10 adorable Christmas themed projects.  Sweet and simple.



EVERYDAY SAMPLER Book Two by Elaine Thompson
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
365 pages
GOOD condition, lots of scribbles inside 
(not affecting designs or instructions)

$14, includes shipping

 
 

10 Lovely project featuring landscapes, florals, roses, children's characters and much more.  Elaine's designs are magical and lovely to paint1



RUSTIC STILL LIFES by Bob Pennycook
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
34 pages
VERY GOOD condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Featuring 12 country primitive still lifes.  Painted on wood or metal, Bob's designs look wonderful on just about anything!  Lots of fruit, topiaries and crock pots.



THE POTTING SHED COLLECTION by Jo Sonja
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
32 pages
GOOD Condition
$15, includes shipping

 
 

This book is an autographed First Day Issue.  

The book features lots of beautiful projects for painting on a variety of metal or wooden surfaces.  Lots of colored worksheets



ANOTHER GRAN'S GARDEN by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
35 pages
POOR Condition because of loose jacket but otherwise VERY GOOD
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint 35 projects on a variety of surfaces. From birdhouses, garden signs, mugs, tin canisters and even a toilet seat cover!  As they say, "If it's not moving it's getting painted!"



SENTIMENTAL SEASONS 
by Sharon Buononato
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
51 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  

 
 

This book contains 7 gorgeous projects depicting cottage scenes, skating parties, teddy bears and much more.   I've painted nearly every single thing in this book with absolute joy.  My favorite was the mirror frame featuring little birds perched on apple blossom-laden branches.



HEART COLLECTION
by a variety of artists from The Society of Decorative Painters
OILS and ACRYLICS
64 pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Although most of the projects are done in oils (not my favorite medium), I had fun using the designs and converting everything over to acrylics.  

You will have endless hours of painting pleasure with all of these lovely ornaments.  From vintage to primitive to contemporary, there is something in this book to suit everyone.



SEASONS BEST Volume 4
by Sandra Malone
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
37 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Lots of Santas and snowpeople projects!  Ornaments galore, painted coffee mugs, boxes and more.  I love Sandra's characters!



PLATE COLLECTION by Ginger Edwards
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$12, includes shipping

 
 

Enjoy painting 15 different plate designs for your table or to decorate your walls.  Projects are painted on clear glass, glazed ceramic or wood.  All of the designs are beautiful!



HEARTWARMERS by Sue Jernigan
Small Treasures - Holiday Pleasures
ACRYLICS, DecoArt, FolkArt, Delta Ceramcoat
34 pages
GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

A whopping 35 different designs to paint for the Holidays!!  Sue's characters are the most adorable to paint.  You will want to paint everything in this book.  I did!!



STRAWBERRY LANE by Linda McFadden
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition  Autographed copy
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I love how Linda sets her furry and feathered friends in beautiful settings.  Besides the proud rooster in the field, there are playful lambs and goats, chickens, dogs, cats, piggies, bunnies, geese, cows and horses.  Lots of colored worksheets to work from too. 



A GARDEN VARIETY
Apples Berries Flowers
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
36 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains 12 gorgeous projects featuring apples, berries and flowers.  I especially loved painting the coffee grinder and crock container.  And the apples you can almost taste!  All of the projects can be painted on a variety of surfaces.



SANTA CLAUS SAMPLER
By Elaine Thompson
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
30 pages
GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

There is just something special about Elaine's Santas!  Those sweet faces!  I've painted the cover photo on a lot of surfaces.  Of course I had to paint some of her Santas on my collection of Xmas boxes.



MARVELOUS METALLICS
By Phillip Myer and Andy Jones
ACRYLICS, Plaid Folk Art
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains 18 gorgeous projects.  Painted on candles, tin, glass and wood.  The grapes on a wine pitcher and glasses are divine!  Have fun painting roosters, tulips, Lily of the Valley, goldfish, and roses with a touch of metallic for extra wow factor!



BETWEEN THE VINES 8
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
75 pages
GOOD Condition (jacket is creased)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains 24 gorgeous projects.  Prepare to paint for all seasons.  Paint Jamie's adorable characters, charming scenes and florals on a variety of surfaces.  



VILLAGE VIEWS BOOK II by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

In this book you will find beautiful landscapes, a family of Canada geese, a fall still life and much more.  Many colored work sheets.



VILLAGE VIEWS BOOK III by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
29 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Some beautiful landscapes and delightful still lifes!  So much to paint.  Butterflies, old barns and even a Santa sleigh.  And there's much more.



VILLAGE VIEWS BOOK 6 by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
47 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Lots of projects to choose from and each one is amazing.  From seascapes to Christmas themes, Gladys never disappoints!  Many colored work sheets.



SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
By Corinne Riopelle
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
39 pages
GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping 

 
 

I made time to scan the front and back of this book because the front cover does not do justice to all of the gorgeous projects inside.  I've painted all of the still lifes, and taught a workshop featuring the violets with clay pots.  And I've painted the apple bowl for a gift.  The book is wonderful but the cover is the pits! ...in my humble opinion.  :o)



FLORALS & FAUX by Ginger Edwards
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
34 pages
GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

I've had the pleasure of taking a class with Ginger Edwards.  It was a phenomenal experience!  Her projects are soft and kind of laid back and most relaxing to paint.  I have painted most projects in this book.



GRAN'S GARDEN & HOUSE by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
75 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

The magic of Ros Stallcup's work is its loose style.  I own every book by Ros and this is a duplicate.  18 different projects that can be done on just about any surface.  All of her books are fabulous.  Lots of detailed color worksheets too!



GRAN'S FLOWER GARDEN by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
75 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$18, includes shipping

 
 

The magic of Ros Stallcup's work is its loose style.  I own every book by Ros and this is another duplicate.  Loaded with different projects that can be done on just about any surface.  All of her books are fabulous.  Lots of detailed color worksheets too!



CELEBRATE HOME by Trudy Beard
ACRYLICS
29 pages
GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

Any book by Trudy Beard is worth its weight in gold.  This book contains projects featuring dreamy landscapes, a teddy bear, Christmas winter scene, autumn themes, a still life and more.



OUR COUNTRY HERITAGE by Helen Jeglic
ACRYLICS or OILS or ALKYDS
48 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with decorated tinware projects, 12 in all.  And there are lots of color work sheets for guidance.  Just gorgeous!



MELLOW FOLK ART PAINTING - Volume 6 by Mary Jane Todd
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
29 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shippinG

 
 

Love folk art?
Paint 10 different projects featuring fruits, roosters, and folksy men.



SNOWMEN ORNAMENTS by Sandy Holman Sackett
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
39 pages
GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

Enjoy painting 14 different ornaments featuring snowmen and little feathered buddies!  Simple and quick to work up.  Would make great gift items!  Timeless charm.

 
 


FESTIVE COLLECTION II by various artists
Debbie Cole, Leila Lundberg, Maxine Thomas,
Bob Pennycook, John Sliney
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
42 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

Paint 21 stunning ornaments to cherish for a lifetime.  These would all make beautiful gifts and keepsakes.  Fabulous for a craft sale too!



HOMESPUN TOUCHES - Painting My Favorite Things by Mary Jo Tuttle
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
47 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

I wish the cover of this book was different.  The projects inside are just so wonderful and much more beautiful and interesting.  There are 12 pretty ornaments and 10 more designs for fall and Christmas to keep you painting for hours!



TRIM A TREE II - by Chris Haughey and Laurie Speltz
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
30 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains 12 projects for trimming your Christmas tree!  Every ornament a keepsake for sure!



HOME IS WHERE...your flowers bloom - by Renee Mullins
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
34 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

Enjoy painting 13 whimsical projects featuring welcomes signs, plant pokes, planters and more.  Flowers, bees, bears and kitties... what fun!



SALTBOX SEASONS - Volume 2  by Bonnie Demers
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
47 pages
GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

Enjoy painting 21 charming projects.  From a compass rose coaster set box to candlesticks!  Something to please everyone on your gift list!




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