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.



OUR FAVORITE THINGS
by Sherry Brandt, Rosemary West, Carol Witt
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja, Delta, DecoArt
45 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Contains 10 beautiful projects featuring floral bouquets, angels and birds.  Painted on memory trunk, clock or keepsake boxes, these designs can be easily adapted to fit any surfaces.



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!



THIS OLD CHAIR by Trudy Beard
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
34 pages
GOOD Condition except for a couple of loose pages
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Lots of worksheets!  13 fabulous projects to paint on old chairs (or other surfaces).  I've painted most of these and they were the firs to sell at craft shows... plus I kept a couple for myself... as if I need another chair!



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!



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 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 designs look wonderful on just about anything!  Lots of fruit, topiaries and crock pots.



CABBAGE ROSES by Brenda Jansen
and Other Floral Delights
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 pages
POOR Condition because of loose pages but otherwise VERY GOOD
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Contains 18 gorgeous projects all of them featuring roses.  Can't get enough of roses!

This is the book I used to master painting those big, fat cabbage roses.  



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!"



COTTAGES by Yvonne Kresal
from Pumpkin Ridge Volume II
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
49 pages
GOOD Condition 
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This book contains 16 gorgeous projects depicting cottage scenes in all seasons. I've painted every single thing in this book with absolute joy. But I used DecoArt Americana instead of the Delta paints listed.



SEASONS by Yvonne Kresal
from Pumpkin Ridge Volume II
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
46 pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This is a duplicate of a well worn copy from which I also painted everything.  I love Yvonne Kresal's projects so much!  Enjoy painting angels, bunnies, Santa, scenery and even a Nativity scene!



GRAN'S GIFTS by Ros Stallcup
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
74 pages
VERY GOOD Condition (back of jacket torn bottom corner)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Another duplicate copy of a book I have painted from...painted almost every single thing in there at the height of my craft sale days.  These are timeless designs which can be painted on anything - plaques, boxes, clay pots, garden signs, welcome signs, totes... the possibilities are endless.  Every project works up pretty quickly!



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!!



WARM 'N WOOLY FRIENDS by Renee Mullins
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
62 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

You will find friends for all seasons in this book!  From sheep, to teddy bears to penguins!  Santa, snowmen and scarecrows too.  Such a whimsical, delightful book to paint from.  I loved all of them.



CHRISTMASTIME
Between the Vines Vol. 2
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
70 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This book contains 20 gorgeous projects featuring gingers, snowmen and Santas.  So adorable!
All things Christmas, all the time. 



CHRISTMASTIME
Between the Vines Vol. 3
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
83 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

Nobody does Christmas like Jamie!  Another book filled with all things for the Holiday season.  23 projects in all!  Completely irresistible.



CHRISTMASTIME
Between the Vines 5
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
71 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This book contains 26 gorgeous projects.  Angels, poinsettias and snowmen... penguins and Santas.  All things Christmas!  



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 by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
51 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping

 
 

In this exquisite book, Gladys paints from the four seasons.  Gorgeous landscapes, pastoral scenes, florals, snowmen and much more.  Lots of colored work sheets.



VILLAGE VIEWS BOOK II by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$10, 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 6 by Gladys Neilsen
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana or 1837 Legacy
47 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, 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.



SECOND TIME AROUND, by Trudy Beard
Decorative Painting Gives New Life to Secondhand Furniture
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 pages
POOR Condition, loose pages
$10, includes shipping

 
 

If you're passionate about up-cycling, curbside finds, garage sales and flea markets, you're going to love painting from this book.  Trudy gives a whole new meaning to recycling... in great style!  18 projects to paint.

I have sold many chairs and side tables featuring designs from this book.  And I loved doing each and every one of them.  You will too.



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 JOURNEY 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 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.



NATURE'S BEAUTIES by Judy Nutter
ACRYLICS, Folk Art
51 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This book contains 15 gorgeous projects.  If you're looking for masculine themes, you'll enjoy the ducks and the beautiful buck.
You'll also find stunning florals.



CROWNS OF GLORY by Arlene Newman
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
29 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

All of the designs in this book are not only painted on door crowns, but the patterns have been adjusted to fit other surfaces as well.  A charming book.  I painted four of the 6 different designs and I love them all.   



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!



SEASONS BEST - Volume 9 by Sandra Malone
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
32 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

This fun book contains Christmas time projects featuring adorable snowmen and Santas.  Includes bonus projects as well.



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.



HOLLY BERRIES & TWIGS, by Kim Christmas
Magical Seasons
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
51 pages
GOOD Condition
$12, includes shipping

 
 

11 projects to keep you painting for the four seasons.  Amazing pumpkins and witches... just sayin'!



COUNTRY PRIMITIVES 12 by Maxine Thomas
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
72 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping SOLD

 

Enjoy painting 10 different projects featuring autumn and Christmas themes!  Fabulous characters for all seasons.  Charming all the way!



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!



 

CELEBRATE FALL with FRIENDS - featuring the following artists:

Jane Allen, Maxine Thomas, Lynne Andrews, Amy Mogish, Rosemary West, Kim Christmas, Chris Haughey, Deb Antonick and Robin Mani

ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
47 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

9 stunning projects for fall.  Gotta love pumpkins, scarecrows, frogs, owls and all that is autumn!  I love every single project in this book!  A winner.



FINISHING TOUCHES II - by Anne Hunter
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
47 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

Enjoy painting 12 gorgeous projects featuring landscapes, butterflies, birds, fruits, flowers and much more!  Simply beautiful.



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!



ALL THINGS POSSIBLE with Puddles of Paint by Susan Kelley
ACRYLICS, DecoArt Americana
66pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$10, includes shipping  SOLD

 

Contains 27 projects to paint for all seasons.  Birdhouses, sheep, snow folks, scarecrows and more!



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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