|Pathway through the Vineyards
|Grapes Pedestal Bowl
|Rustic Canister Set
|Antique Wire Basket
|Glazed Vegetables Bentwood Box
|Fall Scene Bread Plaque
|Funky Folk Art Fall Chair
|Four Seasons Oil Lamp
|Pumpkin Morning Place Mats
|Green Gourds Canvas
|Fall Reflections Watercolor
|Halloween Tea Light Box &
|Halloween Heart Necklace
|Ghostly “BOO” Crew
|Halloween Goody Bag
|Brushstroke Technique Guide Magical Minis|
|The Business of Decorative Arts Decorative Painting & Vintage Needle Arts|
|Tips from the Pros All Erasers Are Not Created Equal!|
|A Fresh Approach to Faux Finishes A Touch of Texture|
|Faux Finish Effects French Marquetry Painting with Wood, Part 4|
Expressions | Coming Next! | Product Palette
Inside this Issue — October 2009
Looking Ahead to Fall!
Be sure to capture the vibrant hues of nature’s most colorful season with this issue’s diverse selection of painted projects. We’ve got you covered—from your walls, to your tabletops, to your kitchen counter, and more—with seasonal favorites, including a chair, a basket, a canister set, various framed paintings, boxes, plaques, place mats, and plates. Paint the designs as shown or adapt them to a host of surfaces, many of which you might already have on hand.
This issue also features the final installment of David Jansen’s French Marquetry faux finish column (page 90). Please be sure to send us photos of the marvelous pieces you’ve created using this exquisite faux finishing technique.
For the very first time, we’ve expanded our list of projects to include a special Halloween section filled with fun designs for young and old alike!
Who can resist Karen Wisner’s Ghostly “BOO” Crew (page 76), complete with whimsical memo clip place markers and a gourd pumpkin? Set your party table in the spirit of Halloween by painting a clip for each guest to take home—a perfect keepsake for holding recipes and notes.
Ornaments are becoming a year-round decorating staple in many households. Add interest to your foyer with a bewitching Halloween tree decorated with Chris Haughey’s unique trio of wooden bells (page 82). Another great choice is the Halloween Tea Light Box & Matchstick Holder (page 73) by Kim Christmas.
Start a holiday tradition for that special trick-or-treater by painting a keepsake Halloween Goody Bag (page 85). Designer Beth Wagner painted a canvas Halloween tote for her daughter, Loren, when she was young. Each year, Beth would write the date and a description of Loren’s costume on the back of the tote, and today, Loren (who is now 27) uses it to hold candy for the trick-or-treaters who come to her home. Thank you, Beth, for sharing this wonderful idea with us.
Just for you!
Beginning in 2010, we will devote a special section to you, our readers, in which we will share photos of items you’ve painted from the magazine, as well as special painting tips to share with fellow painters. Send photos and a brief description to the address shown below, and we will save a spot for you in this section.
Send photos and letters to:
All American Crafts
Attn: Linda R. Heller
PaintWorks Reader Gallery
7 Waterloo Rd.
Stanhope, NJ 07874