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Blessed Assurance

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  Blessed Assurance - $9.00

Painted on Roclon, this banner welcomes everyone to your spring home and garden! The background is stenciled and the borders are stippled, stenciled, and painted. This vase is part of my delft collection and holds tulips every spring, so a piece of our home to yours!

Intermediate

3 photos plus color worksheet

Broken Tulips

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  Broken Tulips - $9.00

I needed a tissue holder for our bedroom and "saw" this design when I found the surface. These tulips on a tissue holder are easier to paint than you might think!

Tulips were brought to Europe from Turkey in the mid- to late-16th century. Amsterdam merchants were very successful and built grand estates surrounding flower gardens and the tulip, with its vibrant color, was the centerpiece. Tulips soon became a coveted luxury item. During the late-16th century, a virus infected tulips, causing them to "break" and create "flame-like effects" on the petals. These interesting flowers became highly prized and began a time in history known as "Tulipomania". "Tulipomania" peaked in spring of 1637 and some bulbs sold for more than ten times the annual income of skilled craftspeople.

Intermediate

2 photos plus color step-by-step worksheet.

Buckley Salmon Coffin Tray

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  Buckley Salmon Coffin Tray - $8.00

This is my interpretation of a one-sheet waiter (tray) made in the Oliver Buckly tinshop in Stevens Plains, Maine. Salmon was used in many of the decorations done in this shop. I was intrigued with this piece, since this is not a color usually seen in this style painting during this period. I think it makes this a bit more feminine, perhaps, and is perfect for a bedroom as well as other areas of your home.

Intermediate

3 photos

For Anna and Ella

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  For Anna and Ella - $8.50

I designed these little treasure boxes for my great-nieces', Anna and Ella, first birthday. I think daisies are soft, delicate, and pretty, just like little girls! These are the perfect size for jewelry, potpourri, and all your treasures!

Intermediate

3 photos and color step-by-step worksheet

Fruits Of The Spirit Basket

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  Fruits Of The Spirit Basket - $9.50

This is my interpretation of a motif originally done on watercolor paper in Boston, circa 1810. The original line-drawing just shows this shape container holding the fruit. I decided to interpret it as a basket. If some of the fruit sizes seem a bit odd, itís because I chose to copy this exactly as it had been done in the 19 century. This pattern also contains a color step-by-step sheet of each element.

Intermediate

5 photos

Fruits Of The Spirit--Strawberries

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  Fruits Of The Spirit--Strawberries - $8.50

I love the painting of Peter Ompir and this design is reminiscent of his unique style. Instead of using his elaborate antiquing method, I "antiqued" this piece with a dry-brush. And since I decorate with strawberries in my kitchen, this piece has found a home there!

Intermediate

4 photos

He Loves Me

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  He Loves Me - $9.00

When a friend gave me these lacy frames, I just knew daisies had to be painted on them! I used to be afraid of bees, but now I love watching them buzz from one flower to the next, doing the job for which they were created; so they had to be a part of this design. The background is one of DecoArt's wonderful decoupage papers. DecoArt Metallic Lustre adds a bit of glam and the DecoArt Liquid Glass dots add a bit of femininity, I think.

Intermediate

2 photos

Knit 2, Purl 2--Autumn

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  Knit 2, Purl 2--Autumn - $9.00

This is a joint project with my basket-weaving friend, Sharon Klusmann, who wove this wonderful basket for your knitting, crocheting, any needlework project! The lid is notched to fit around the swing handle and painted in colors to match the weaving detail on the basket. The basket kit, including the lid and great woven handle, are available from Sharon.

Intermediate

6 photos, including step-by-steps

Knit 2, Purl 2--Spring

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  Knit 2, Purl 2--Spring - $8.50

Another joint project with my basket-weaving friend, Sharon Klusmann, who wove this wonderful basket for your knitting, crocheting, any needlework project! The lid is notched to fit around the swing handle and painted in colors to match the weaving detail on the basket. The basket kit, including the lid and glass handle, are available from Sharon.

Intermediate

4 photos

Luscious Lavender

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  Luscious Lavender - $9.00

Soft washes of color add interest to the background of this wood candle sconce and also hint at another lavender stem in the background. The moth's wings are created with washes of color, then glitter paints is added for an iridescent glow.

Intermediate

2 photos and step-by-step color worksheet

Operator, Please

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  Operator, Please - $8.50

I wanted to tie the old with the new on this unique stand for your cell phone, so I put a butterfly--a sign of re-birth--on an old-fashioned dial telephone. Remember the days when the operator connected your calls? Do you remember party lines? Do you remember having to call ahead to place a long distance call and have the operator call you back? We've sure come a long way!

Intermediate

5 photos

A Pear Of Santas

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  A "Pear" Of Santas - $9.00

When I exhibited at craft shows, I painted and sold dozens of these Santas painted on wooden pears, so I decided it was time to share them with you! These work up quickly and easily. The red Santa holds a list you can personalize with the names of your children, grandchildren, etc. Take a Micron pen to your craft shows to personalize them for your customers!

Beginner, Intermediate

5 photos

Poire

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  Poire - $9; $15 for Poire & Pomme

Painted to look like an old painting using crackle mediums, washes of colors, paint-graining, "Poire" is a lovely addition to your home! Pair it with "Pomme" for a stunning effect!

Intermediate

4 photos plus step-by-step color worksheet

Pomme

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  Pomme - $9; $15 for Poire & Pomme

Painted to look like an old painting using crackle mediums, washes of colors, paint-graining, "Pomme" is a lovely addition to your home! Pair it with "Poire" for a stunning effect!

Intermediate

4 photos plus step-by-step color worksheet

Walk Into My Garden

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  Walk Into My Garden - $8.50

I captured this garden scene several years ago when we visited Colonial Williamsburg in the spring and knew I had to paint it. I loved the way the tulips and shadows danced on the fence.

Intermediate/Advanced

3 photos



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