craftsy

It's All About Summer!

This issue of PaintWorks offers a wide variety of summer-themed projects for the decorative painter. We have colorful flower-themed projects for the garden lover, several projects for those of you with shore homes, and even some July 4th patriotic projects. You can paint some glasses (page 86) or plates (page 80), and then use them for serving your favorite summertime drinks and food to family and friends during backyard get-togethers. There’s something for everyone!

If you are a true nature lover, you won’t want to miss our new feature column, Plein Air Painting (page 48). This first installment of the series is called Plein Air…Anywhere! After reading this article, you will want to step outside and blend the soothing summer weather and scenery with your love of painting. Any subject matter you find outdoors will do, whether it is a certain location or a lone flower. Paint whatever inspires you! These articles are filled with information to help you truly enjoy the outdoor-painting experience.

If you’ve adapted patterns from PaintWorks, we’d love to share them with our readers. Send a photo, together with a brief description, to All American Crafts, Inc., PaintWorks Reader Project, 7 Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, NJ 07874. Include a SASE if you’d like your photo to be returned.

Happy painting!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

Cover

Projects
Geraniums in Bloom
Geraniums in Bloom
Dimensional Butterfly
Dimensional Butterfly
"Give Thanks" Summer Tote
"Give Thanks" Summer Tote
Beach-Theme Shelf
Beach-Theme Shelf
Seagull Plaque
Seagull Plaque
Multi-Hook Rack
Multi-Hook Rack
Riverside Box
Riverside Box
Antique Roses Wood Sign
Antique Roses Wood Sign
Geranium Cottage
Geranium Cottage
Saw-whet Sweeties
Saw-whet Sweeties
Country Summer Sunshine
Country Summer Sunshine
Celebrate America
Celebrate America
Eagle Pin
Eagle Pin
American Flag Plaques
American Flag Plaques
Etched Glass Fruit Plates
Etched Glass Fruit Plates
Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
Funky Folk Art
Funky Folk Art
Prime Your Palette
Prime Your Palette




In this Issue
––––––––
August 2014

Projects

Geraniums in Bloom by Trudy Beard-Lazaroe

Dimensional Butterfly by Chris Thornton-Deason

"Give Thanks" Summer Tote by Cindy Mann Vitale

Beach-Theme Shelf by Gigi Wright

Seagull Plaque by Tracy Moreau

Multi-Hook Rack by Linda Hollander

Riverside Box by Rebecca Trimble

Antique Roses Wood Sign by Debi Coules

Geranium Cottage by Jamie Carter

Country Summer Sunshine by Susan Scheewe

Saw-whet Sweeties by Lydia Steeves

Celebrate America by Barbara (Franzreb) Bunsey

Eagle Pin by Barbara (Franzreb) Bunsey

American Flag Plaques by Chris Thornton-Deason

Etched Glass Fruit Plates by Gigi Wright

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Elegant Iris by Debby Forshey-Choma

Art & Coffee:
Negative Painting: A Positive Experience by Debra Henkener

Funky Folk Art:
Simply Summer Tote by Shara Reiner

Prime Your Palette:
Painting on Glass, Part 2 by Kathi Hanson

Order this Issue

Can't find PaintWorks in a store by you? Not to worry. You can buy your issue here. Issues are $6.99 plus shipping. (click here for shipping rates.)


Or better yet ... don't take a chance that you'll miss an issue ... SUBSCRIBE today!