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.



POSIES AND PROMISES
by URSULA WOLLENBERGl
ACRYLICS, DecoArt (with Delta and FolkArt conversion list)
33 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with soft, feminine designs featuring florals, birds and still lifes.  The look is very loose and airy feeling by using soft layers of transparent colors.  A lovely book!



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.



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.



ALTERED ART ON CANVAS
by Linda Lock
ACRYLIC GUACHE, Jo Sonja
51 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Not only did I paint everything in this book, I taught many of the projects in my studio as well!  It was so much fun incorporating mixed media and still lifes.  You will not be bored!!!



HEART TO HEART
by Gretchen Cagle
ALKYDS, Windsor Newton
10 Pages
EXCELLENT GOOD 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.



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.



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.



LAMPSHADES OFF THE SHELF
by Ginger Edwards
ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

These designs for painting on lampshades also work very well on all sorts of other surfaces.  I loved painting some of my lampshades.  It's easy and what's also great is that even an inexpensive lamp ends up looking pretty darn stylish!



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.



FROM THE BEGINNING WITH MARY JO
by Mary Jo Leisure, MDA
OILS
29 pages
EXCELLENT
 Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I don't paint in oils but I loved the designs in this book.  So I converted them to acrylics to suit me better.  This book is gorgeous!!  All of the designs are presented as portraits...portrait of an apple, a pear, a daisy and so on.  A perfect book to start painting in oils, if you want to.  (I don't.)



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!



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. 



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.



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.



OH MY GOODNESS Book Two
by Elaine Thompson
ACRYLICS, Delta
37 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$12, includes shipping

 
 

Paint Santas and other characters on spindles and other fun surfaces.  If you like to paint and collect Santas, this sweet book has your name written all over it!  :o)



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!



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



COUNTRY PATHWAYS
by Annette Dozier
ACRYLICS or OILS
47 pages
EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

In this book you will find 10 gorgeous country scenes to paint on canvas or other surfaces of your choice.  Every one of the designs is a joy to paint. 



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.  



FAUX FINISH FLORALS
by Philip Meyer & Andy Jones
ACRYLICS, Prima Artist Colors
29 pages
VERY GOOD Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Although the projects are done in Prima paints, I used DecoArt and my results were fantastic.  It was fun to learn to do verdigris, marbling and burl walnut.  The designs are fabulous and each one turned out great!



ONE DOZEN ROSES
by Lynne Deptula
ACRYLICS, Delta
41 pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Enjoy painting 12 distinctive rose patterns.  There are stroke roses, folk art roses, watercolor roses, soft float roses and so on.  The projects can be painted on any surface of your choice.  Loved painting from this book.



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

 

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  SOLD

 

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  SOLD

 

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  SOLD

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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