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/PACKETS 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.



CHILLY CHATTER
by Renee Mullins
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
47 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This book features 15 fun winter designs that will keep you happily painting for hours.  Includes ornaments and signs and most designs can be painted on any surface of your choice.  Dogs, cats, penguins, snowies, Santas and birdies too!



SWEET TREATS (Pattern Packet)
by Renee Mullins
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
EXCELLENT Condition
$20, includes shipping and surfaces

 
 

This packet includes 4 designs for painting fun food treats ornaments.  Included are the 4 wooden ornaments you need to paint this project (approximately 5" by 4").



FROSTY JINGLES (Pattern Packet)
by Cindy Combs
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
EXCELLENT Condition
$20, includes shipping and surfaces

 
 

This packet includes 3 designs for painting whimsical snowmen ornaments all decked out in their fancy hats.  Included are the 3 wooden ornaments you need to paint this project (approximately 3-1/2" by 3-1/2").  Does not include the little bells.



HARVEST MOON ANTIQUES Vol. 2
by Julie Kueha
ACRYLICS, DecoArt, (with Delta, Jo Sonja Conversion list)
37 Pages
GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping 

 
 

If you love antiques and you want to paint some really nice sill lifes this book will have you painting for hours of fun.  I have painted all but one project from this book.  Lots of subject matter to keep you entertained.  There are a lot of masculine things in here as well, which is really refreshing.   I loved this book!



OPEN YOUR EYES TO COLOR
by Pat Clarke, MDA
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
51 Pages
*GOOD Condition
*top right corner of page 2 is torn but does not affect instructions or images, some loose pages
$16, includes shipping 

 
 

This is an unusual way of helping us understand how colors work together.  You will learn how to learn about color by painting a floral wreath.  From there you will work on different design compositions where you will dive deeper into color theory... but not be bored by technical jargon.  This is hands on and a lot of fun while you learn.



NATURE'S WONDERS
by Karen Hubbard, CDA
ACRYLICS, Delta
35 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

In this book you'll find designs for painting the gorgeous wolves, rabbits, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, deer and more.  Lots of step-by-step instructions.  Fabulous background landscapes.  This is a wonderful book!



ALMOST HEAVEN
by Elaine Thompson
OILS (I used acrylics)
31 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This is a book with charming designs to paint on wooden hangers, heart shapes and little rocking horses and much more.  Sweet projects featuring angels, chicks, daisies, fruit and geese.  Adorable!



THE ROSE PARADE
by Rose Calton
ACRYLICS, DecoArt (with conversions for Delta and Jo Sonja)
37 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping 

 
 

Cutesie overload!  Cows and piggies galore!  Charming little critters including teddy bears, bunnies and more.



INITIALLY YOURS
by Leila Lundberg
ACRYLICS, delta
49 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This exquisite book features designs for painting on bridal boxes, clocks, keepsake boxes, desk sets, waste baskets and much more.  I have painted many of the projects in this books and what a joy it was to paint them!



PRETTY BASKETS FOR GIFT GIVING
by Gigi Smith-Burns
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition (except for front cover)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Included in this book are 13 different projects for painting lovely and fun baskets.  My favorite is the dragonfly and calla lilies on the lids of a rectangular basket lid.  Gorgeous!  But they are all stunning and make great gifts and perfect home accents too!



COUNTRY VISIONS from MULBERRY HILL VOL. 2
by Pat Clarke, MDA
ACRYLICS GOUACHE by Jo Sonja
29 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

In this book, Pat shows us to paint in a very soft, impressionistic style.  It's a technique that once mastered becomes quite addictive.  It's fun to paint loosely and to watch shapes emerge from simple brush strokes.



HEART TO HEART
by Gretchen Cagle
ALKYDS, Windsor Newton
10 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

Love, love, love the florals in this small book.  The designs can so easily be adapted to any surface you have in your stash.



A THANKFUL HEART
by Ronnie Bringle
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
17 Pages
EXCELLENT GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains 7 fun projects painted on a variety of surfaces featuring bunnies, American flag and much more.



THE CRITTER CHRONICLES
by Carolyn Phillips
ACRYLICS
35 Pages
EXCELLENT GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This is one of those books filled with sweet, lighthearted projects.  Teddy bears and children set in pretty scenes.  Includes little piglets, geese, florals and much more!



ANGELS IN MY ATTIC
by Susan Jill Hall
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
39 Pages
GOOD Condition, except for front cover
$14, includes shipping

 
 

For the love of angels!  Oh this is such a darling book.  Paint garden signs, benches and floor cloths and other whimsical projects featuring adorable angels!



OUR COUNTRY HERITAGE Volume II
by Helen Jeglic
ACRYLICS and/or OILS
48 Pages
GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Besides assorted fruit groupings you will also find gorgeous strokework.  Paint on tin or wood surfaces including trays, caddies, serving platters and much more.



GRAN'S GARDEN
by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DECOART (with conversion chart for other brands)
83 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$16, includes shipping

 
 

As always, Ros Stallcup's books overflow with gorgeous designs to paint on just about anything!  I never tire of her garden themes.



TEENY TINY TREASURES
by Ronnie Bringle
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
35 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I've had the great honor of painting with Ronnie and her designs always inspire me.  Once I start I just want to paint everything.  
"Let Freedom Ring" featuring the flag and majestic eagle will stir your patriotic soul!  While barnyard critters will tickle your funny bone!



AN ABUNDANCE OF BLESSINGS
by Katrina Roncin
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Primitive and folk art designs featuring Christmas themes.  Paint Santas, wooden horses, pull toys, snowmen and angels on tin buckets, platters candle holders and more.  Every project is a joy to paint!!



STILL WATERS FARM
by Jo Sonja
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
66 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with whimsical characters painted on keepsake boxes, cabinets, baskets and more.



TIMELESS TREASURES
by Linda Kiska
ACRYLICS, FolkArt 
29 pages
EXCELLENT
 Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book contains nine projects.  There's a teddy bear puzzle, shelf with a basket of tulips, a little boy pulling a sled painted ON a sled and much more.  Projects can easily be painted on surfaces you already have.



MELLOW FOLK ART PAINTING
by Mary Jane Todd
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
29 pages
EXCELLENT
 Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

More folk art painting featuring fruit medleys, roosters, farm scenes and Victorian love!  Paint on keepsake boxes, trays or feel free to paint these on canvases for gorgeous home accents.



A CELEBRATION of PRECIOUS FOLK ART, Volume III
by Helen Cavin
ACRYLICS, Delta (but I just used DecoArt)
49 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Featuring a gorgeous lazy Susan, a practical steamer trunk and other decorative pieces, this book is a feast for the eyes.  All eyes will be on the summer harvest bench when you're done painting it!  Stunning!  There are jewelry pieces to paint as well.  You're going to love this folk art book!



A LOVING HEART
by Ronnie Bringle
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
13 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Fruit, sunflowers, Santa, quails and much more!  All of the projects can easily be painted on many types of surfaces.  I love everything my Ronnie!



ENHANCED ACRYLICS
by Cheri Dennett, CDA
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
29 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

It's another one of those books from which I painted just about everything!  I even did the clock on the cover of the book using a round canvas.  I poked the clock parks through and it worked like a charm.  Inside the book are beautiful still lifes.  There's even a round platter featuring a lop eared bunny and some morning glories. 



A VICTORIAN COLLECTION
by Tracey Sims
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
43 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

if you love to paint florals this book is for you.  It's another one where I have painted all of the projects inside.  It's a darn good thing I can sell or make gifts of everything I paint! I loved this book so much and I taught many of the projects as well.  The yellow rose was a big hit.



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.



ACRYLIC ELEGANCE
by Sharon Hamilton
ACRYLICS with Oil Overlay
29 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Another one of those books where I painted each and every project!  From beautiful magnolias to tulips, lilacs and much more.  I did not do the oil overlay as instructed but used washes of acrylics to achieve a similar effect.  



THE MERRY PEASANT
by Londi L. Rowley, CDA
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
47 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$16, includes shipping

 
 

This lovely book features projects depicting Little Bo Beep, Little Boy Blue, The Old Woman in a shoe and much more!  You will have hours and hours for painting bliss as you master Londi's stipple technique.



PAINTED BOTANICALS
by Barbara Baatz Hillman
ACRYLICS, Delta
40 pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

An exquisite book featuring designs that can easily be made to fit any surface from your painting stash.  Absolutely gorgeous!



ACRYLIC BLENDING
by Patti Derenzo
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
37 pages
EXCELLENT GOOD
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book features beautiful still lifes and florals.  An excellent how-to book to master your blending and floating skills.  



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!



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.



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.



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!




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