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.



HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS, Volume 2
by Janet Riegel
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
39 Pages
*GOOD Condition
(except back page has torn corner which does not affect the content)

$10, includes shipping

 
 

Great projects for Thanksgiving, Halloween and the Christmas season!  There are ornaments, pull toys, candy treat trays and more!  Gorgeous designs.



THE SUNPORCH SAMPLER
by Sherry Brandt, Rosemary West, Carol Witt
ACRYLICS, DecoArt, Delta, Jo Sonja
50 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint plant stands, stools, tables, chairs, benches, cabinets and more!  All of the designs are beautiful!!



BEARS & BUBBLEGUM, Vol. 1
by Linda Lock
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
33 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

If you love teddy bears, you will love this book!  Paint bears on benches, a child's table and chairs, coat racks and much more!  There is a bear in here for everyone!



SIMPLY FRUIT
by Louis Jackson
ACRYLICS and OILS
35 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I have a passion for painting fruit and this book delivers!   Although painted mostly in oils, I've had fun painting these in acrylics using the line drawings and figuring things out for myself.  An absolute feast for the eyes.  



PRUDY'S BEAUTY OF COUNTRY BOTANICALS
by Prudy Vannier
ACRYLICS, Folk Art
36 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I have painted everything except one project in this book.  I love, love, love this book!  That's probably because Trudy is such a wonderful designer.  Every project  can be adapted to just about any surface.



LOVIN' SPOONFUL, Vol. 3
by Gerry Klein
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
63 Pages
EXCELLENT GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Filled with 27 projects on surfaces like candle jars, ornaments, candle holders, wooden plates, stacking boxes and obviously these fun wooden spoons!



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.



OH, MY GOODNESS! Book One
by Elaine Thompson
ACRYLICS, Delta (I just use DecoArt)
35 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping  SOLD

 

Santas, snowmen, and angels in every shape and size.  Painted candle holders, spools, wooden eggs and much more.  Great decorations and ornaments in time to paint for the Holiday season!  



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.



ALTERED ART Vol. 3
by Linda Lock
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
58 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Gorgeous projects for painting on textured backgrounds using simple image transfer technique.  From cafe and wine signs, to florals to a French bistro... this book will have you painting "outside the box".



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.



I TOLE YOU SO ONCE MORE, Vol 4
by Margaret Wehking
ACRYLICS and OILS, Delta and Liquitex 
66 pages
EXCELLENT
 Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Traditional folk art and tole painting, featuring whimsical characters and gorgeous strokework.  Paint on trays, plates, wood canisters, houses, bentwood boxes 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.



SUNFLOWERS and PICKET FENCES
by Pat Wakefield
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
**with conversion chart for other brands

35 pages
EXCELLENT
 Condition
$12, includes shipping

 
 

Most projects in this book would be suitable for someone who doesn't have a lot of painting experience.  The projects are pretty simple.  25 lovely floral projects in here that will be a joy to paint!



ROSEMARY'S FOLK ART
by Rosemary West
ACRYLICS, Delta (but I just used DecoArt)
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$12, includes shipping

 
 

Paint 13 lovely projects featuring lots of angels, folk art birds, flowers and fruit.  Sweet Christmas projects to paint on large wooden blocks, tree cut outs and hearts!  Simply a beautiful book.  I love all of Rosemary's designs!



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!



COUNTRY VISIONS from MULBERRY HILL
by Pat Clarke
ACRYLICS, Liquitex and Jo Sonja
29 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

The late Pat Clarke had the most romantic style of painting I've ever seen in the decorative painting world.  At least, that's my opinion.
Roses, geese, bunnies, Victorian ladies, and fruit painted on trays, jewelry boxes, organizers and other wood surfaces... all done in a loose, interpretive manner.  Gorgeous!



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   SOLD

 

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



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  SOLD

 

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!"



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

 

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  SOLD

 

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  SOLD

 

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  SOLD

 

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  SOLD

 

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



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

 

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 SOLD

 

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!



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

 

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  SOLD

 

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




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