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Get Set for Summer!

Our August issue of PaintWorks is filled with inspiring and creative designs for the decorative painter. Summer is the time of year to go on vacation with family members, to get together with friends for picnics and outdoor parties, and to relax and unwind by setting aside a little “me” time (and if you are a painter, we know what you’ll be doing!). With that in mind, we know that this issue’s colorful projects will keep you busy all season long.

Wow Your Walls!
Bring a fresh look to your décor with stunning floral paintings. Whether you choose to paint a watercolor sunflower, bold and bright black-eyed Susans, or a contemporary single white bloom, each painting will make a dynamic statement when placed in a room.

Baby On The Way?
Whenever we feature a project for a child’s room, it’s extremely popular. Paint a set of baby hangers and a growth chart for that special little one. What a perfect gift for the expectant couple! This issue’s project is painted blue, but the design and colors can easily be adjusted to suit your needs.

A Shore Bet
To celebrate summer, paint a trio of shell canvases and bring the seashore to your home. The unique background technique used for the canvases can be applied to other surfaces, such as chairs and tables—what fun!

Be Inspired!
This issue is also packed with many fun techniques and ideas to inspire your creativity. Make a promise to set aside time to relax and paint with sunshine in your heart!

Happy summer,

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

Cover

Projects
Daisy Necklace
Daisy Necklace
Sunny Delight
Sunny Delight
Painted Tree Tote
Painted Tree Tote
Herb Plant Markers
Herb Plant Markers
Elegant White Bloom
Elegant White Bloom
Seashells and Forget-Me-Nots
Seashells and Forget-Me-Nots
Hibiscus Mirror
Hibiscus Mirror
Summer Folding Chair
Summer Folding Chair
Dragonfly Coaster Set
Dragonfly Coaster Set
Butterflies and Geraniums
Butterflies and Geraniums
Seashell Canvases, Part 1
Seashell Canvases, Part 1
Summer Italian Style
Summer Italian Style
Summer Thyme Jar Lamp
Summer Thyme Jar Lamp
Patriotic Tic-Tac-Toe Board
Patriotic Tic-Tac-Toe Board
Time For Independence
Time For Independence
HOME Plaque with Keys
HOME Plaque with Keys
Americana Mini Canvases
Americana Mini Canvases




Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
RB Homespun Elegance
RB Homespun Elegance
The Magic of Oils
The Magic of Oils
Tips & Tidbits
Tips & Tidbits
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio
Created Just For Kids
Created Just For Kids
Funky Folk Art
Funky Folk Art

In this Issue
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August 2013

Projects

Daisy Necklace (acrylics/oils) by Willow Wolfe

Sunny Delight (acrylics) by Sharon Chinn

Painted Tree Tote (acrylics) by Bob Pennycook

Herb Plant Markers (acrylics) by Lynne Andrews

Elegant White Bloom (oils) by Diana Mercado

Seashells and Forget-Me-Nots (watercolors) by Kathi Sojka

Hibiscus Mirror (acrylics) by Tammie Wilson

Summer Folding Chair (acrylics) by Judy Diephouse

Dragonfly Coaster Set (acrylics) by Cheryl Poulin

Butterflies and Geraniums (acrylics) by Chris Haughey

Seashell Canvases, Part 1 (acrylics) by Gigi Wright

Summer Italian Style (acrylics) by Patti DeRenzo

Summer Thyme Jar Lamp (acrylics) by Barb Jones

Patriotic Tic-Tac-Toe Board (acrylics) by Barbara Nielsen

Time For Independence (acrylics) by Barbara (Franzreb) Bunsey

HOME Plaque with Keys (acrylics) by Deb Antonick

Americana Mini Canvases (acrylics) by Barbara Moseley

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Slice of Summer (acrylics) by Debby Forshey-Choma

Art & Coffee:
Sunny Giant (watercolors) by Debra Henkener

RB Homespun Elegance:
Daisy Bouquet Patio Entertaining Set (acrylics) by Rebecca Baer

The Magic of Oils:
Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, Lesson 3 (oils) by Sherry C. Nelson

Tips and Tidbits
by Peggy Harris

Savvy Studio:
Clever Organizing Solutions

Created Just For Kids:
Baby Hangers and Growth Chart (acrylics) by Linda Sharp

Funky Folk Art:
Sewing Box (acrylics) by Shara Reiner

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