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.



SENTIMENTAL HEARTS (image coming soon)
by Sharon Buononato, CDA

ACRYLICS, DecoArt and Jo Sonja 
35 Pages

VERY GOOD Condition (front cover marked up)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

A beautiful collection of sentimental projects to paint on keepsake boxes, furniture, pillow covers, wall plaques and more.  Hearts and birds and florals are the main topic of this book.  Very nice.



HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
by Linda Lock

ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja 
50 Pages

VERY GOOD Condition (front cover marked up)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

14 different projects featuring unusual birdhouses and decor pieces.  Paint on lamps, tables, welcome signs, placemats... the designs can be painted on just about anything!  A lovely book but the cover does not do it justice!



A THANKFUL HEART
by Ronnie Bringle

ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja 
20 Pages

EXCELLENT Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with nostalgic Americana featuring cows, rabbits, still lifes and much more.  The American flag is prominent on a few designs.  A gorgeous book!



THE FLOWER MARKET
by Joyce Benner

ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja 
72 Pages

VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book features large designs to paint florals in a very loose style.  If you need a big canvas for your home decor, this may be the book for you!



JO SONJA'S COLOR WORKBOOK
by Jo Sonja

ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja 
63 Pages

EXCELLENT Condition
$25, includes shipping

 
 

I am only selling this copy of the book because I have another one.  This is a much sought after book and I am grateful to have a copy that I refer to all the time.

In this book you will find a 16-page removeable workbook.

Contents include understanding color wheels, pigment, color mixing, hues, value, intensity, color temperatures, complementary contrast, color harmonies, how to choose a color scheme, balancing color and contrast and SO MUCH MORE!



MEMORIES & KEEPSAKES
by Cindy Mann

ACRYLICS, FolkArt
35 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with pretty designs from flower bouquets to snowmen and frogs and pumpkins!  Lots of great color worksheets, hints and tips for painting success.  Love this book!



ONCE UPON A STAR
by Elaine Thompson

ACRYLICS, DecoArt
19 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition 
$10, includes shipping

 
 

This is a small book with just a few patterns but these designs can be applied to just about any surface.  I did one of the "flying Santas" on a floorcloth and I just love bringing it out at Christmas time.  There is nothing by Elaine Thompson that I do not absolutely love.  



FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
of Applewood Farm
by Linda McFadden

ACRYLICS, DecoArt
26 Pages
GOOD Condition (loose pattern pages and damaged cover)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint beautiful country signs and cabinets featuring roosters, bunnies, still lifes and scenery.  Of course all of the designs can be done on canvas or other surfaces you already have on hand.   I painted every project in this book!  Loved every minute I was painting.



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

 
 

More barnyard critters from Ronnie!  Some gorgeous still lifes and designs to make Americans proud...gotta love that eagle!  Paint on small boxes or any surface of your choice.



TREASURES TO SHARE
by Ronnie Bringle
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
29 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint barnyard critters, fruit, a lighthouse with an American flag and more!  Adorable projects to paint on just about any surface!



AN ORIENTAL FLAIR
by Janet Wald
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja, DecoArt and Delta
39 Pages
EXCELLENT (NEW) Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Lots of Oriental influence in this book.  13 different projects depicting seaside and country scenes, floral patterns and whimsical cats too!  If you want to add a touch of Oriental decor to your home, you're sure to find something suitable here.



FLORAL BOUQUETS
by Carol Empet, CDA
OILS with Acrylic Conversions
29 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

If you love florals this is the book for you!  The poppies alone are worth buying the book for.  It features flowers such as anemones, clematis, sweet peas, dianthus, pansies, sweet William, delphiniums, carnations, poppies... you get the idea!



ANOTHER STILL LIFE COLLECTION
Volume 4

by Carol-Lee Cisco, CDA
OILS
29 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition 
$12, includes shipping

 
 

I am a big fan of painting still lifes and I've painted every project in this book but I used acrylics instead of oils.  Paint game pieces on a box, or paint some tea pots, lamps and lanterns on cabinets... or just paint the projects on canvases.  



THE ACRYLIC WATERCOLOR BOOK
by Helen Roberts
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
31 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$12, includes shipping

 
 

This book features 11 easy projects for florals, landscapes and seascapes done in acrylics while emulating the look of watercolors.  It's awesome!



OUR COUNTRY HERITAGE VOLUME IV
by Helen Jeglic, MDA
ACRYLICS, Jo Sonja
43 Pages
EXCELLENT Condition 
$14, includes shipping

 
 

I love these projects to paint on tin pieces!  From fruit and florals to contemporary strokework.  Paint on cut corner trays, round platters, boxes, mirror frame... there's lots here to keep you painting for a long time!



PERSONAL COLLECTION, Part II 
by Jackie O'Keefe
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
43 Pages
GOOD Condition (book cover worn)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

This book is filled with beautiful fruits, florals and loads of patriotic American designs.  Paint on wood boxes, metal wind chimes and much more.



ROSEMALING
A Brush with Tradition
by Kristen Birkeland, CDA
ACRYLICS, Delta Ceramcoat
44 Pages
VERY GOOD Condition
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint beautiful decor accents for your home featuring the traditional style of rosemaling.  Paint gorgeous placemats, trays, boxes, shoes, clothing and even a game board!!  Great color worksheet included.



PAINT IT BLUE
Sell It for New
by Sandra Malone
ACRYLICS, DecoArt
36 Pages
GOOD Condition (some notes and highlights inside pages)
$14, includes shipping

 
 

Paint whimsical tea cups, paintbrush and angel characters, roses and more!  Every project is pure delight!



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.



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!



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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