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Time to Renew and Recharge

At our office in northwestern New Jersey, we all have a bit of spring fever. With nearly two months of winter yet to come, we are eagerly planning for the season ahead. Here are some ideas to help get you started with your plans.

We’re pleased to debut Nony and Gisele’s new column, “Out & About with Nony and Gisele.” After reading this article, you will be inspired to hop in your car and begin your search for fun and exciting ideas and surfaces. Nony and Gisele will encourage you to “think outside the box,” and give you a new perspective on how to find and transform some of those great treasures that are waiting for you at garage sales, flea markets, secondhand stores, and more.

In a second new feature, we will go “back to basics” and rediscover the versatility and ease of creating fun faux finishes. In each issue, Jill DiMaria will present various faux techniques (some with a funky new twist) in her column, “Faux Simple”. The finishes will be painted on a set of five round shaker boxes, with each issue (excluding the annual Christmas Ornaments issue and A PaintWorks Christmas) featuring one box painted with a different faux finish. By the end of the year, you will have a unique set of five stacking boxes.

We’re thrilled to have Margot Clark join us with a special “Prime Your Palette” column. Margot was our original “Prime Your Palette” author, and wrote informative, popular columns for a number of years. In her article, Margot describes in depth a new texture medium called MUD. She developed this versatile product along with her business partner Saulius Jankauskas, MD. Be sure to see what exciting things Margot has been up to!

Spring brings with it new life and a new outlook. We have much more in our pages to inspire you and keep you painting until the spring thaw. Enjoy the adventure!

Happy Painting!
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief

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Projects
Cat Crock Lid
Cat Crock Lid

Pussy Willows Tin Pocket
Baby, It’s Spring
Baby, It’s Spring
New Life
New Life
Country Still Life
Country Still Life
Rose Plate
Rose Plate
A Trio of Buildings
A Trio of Buildings
Moderate Rock
Moderate Rock
Enameled-Look Heart Necklaces
Enameled-Look Heart Necklaces
Floral Canvas Wall Hanging
Floral Canvas Wall Hanging
Old World Lilacs Clock
Old World Lilacs Clock
Vintage Violets
Vintage Violets
“Live Simply” Tin Plaque
“Live Simply” Tin Plaque
Bunnies All Around Frame
Bunnies All Around Frame
Sheep Coaster Box Set
Sheep Coaster Box Set




Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide: A Majestic Winter
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
out and about
Out & About
try a new technique
Try A New Technique
homespun elegance
RB Homespun Elegance
Vintage Style
Vintage Style
Create on Canvas
Create on Canvas
Seasonal InspirationsSeasonal Inspirations
Prime Your Palette
Prime Your Palette
faux simple
Faux Simple
signs of the seasons
Signs of the Seasons
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio

In this Issue
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April 2012

Projects

Cat Crock Lid Sue Beckerton

Pussy Willows Tin Pocket Debby Forshey Choma

Baby, It’s Springl Janelle Johnson

New Life Barbara Franzreb Bunsey

Country Still Life Nancy Scott

Rose Plate Chris Thornton-Deason

A Trio of Buildings, Part 1 Mary Jo Gross

Moderate Rock Frederick D. Swarr

Enameled-Look Heart Necklaces Joanna Carter

Floral Canvas Wall Hanging Tammie Wilson

Old World Lilacs Clock Patricia Rawlinson

Vintage Violets Linda Hollander

“Live Simply” Tin Plaque Chris Haughey

Bunnies All Around Frame Antoinette Cox

Sheep Coaster Box Set Kathleen Poidomani

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide: Wild for Roses!
Chris Thornton-Deason

Art & Coffee—Dogwoods and Bluegrass
Debra Henkene

Out & About with Nony and Gisele
Nony Housh and Gisele Pope

Try A New Technique:
Cherry Blossom Time
Kathi Hanson

RB Homespun Elegance:
Gardenia Luminaire
Rebecca Baer

Vintage Style: Traditional Tulips
Debbie Cotton

Create on Canvas: Reflecting Hibiscus
Patricia Reichenbach

Seasonal Inspirations: Master Rabbit
Kim Christmas

Prime Your Palette:
MUD—What Is It, Where Did It Come From, and What Do I Do with It?!
Margot A. Clark

Faux Simple: Back to Basics: Spattering and Sponging
Jill DiMaria

Signs of the Seasons: Spring Blooms Ensemble
Sue Allemand

Savvy Studio: Spring Blooms Ensemble
Kathi Hanson

Departments

Expressions
Coming Next!
Designer Directory
Product Palette

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