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Inside the July 2005 Issue
Spring into summer! This issue of PaintWorks bids farewell to spring and welcomes the first days of summer. Whether the project is for indoors or outside, you will find a host of possibilities for decorating your surroundings. We also feature some wonderful ideas for wedding gifts and more. Grab your paintbrushes and get ready for the season!
Projects
wine box Wine Bottle Box by Mary Jo Gross
If you like French architecture and a good bottle of wine, here’s a project for you! Rice paper gives the sides of the box a great texture. What a perfect wedding or anniversary gift!
garden retreat Garden Retreat Canvas by Diane Trierweiler
This painting would look great hanging on a wall or placed on a shabby chic stand. It is meant to be semi-impressionistic and will command attention from your guests!
window Gramma’s Kettle Plaque with Hook by Carol Cook
In Ireland, designer Carol Cook visited Bunratty Folk Park in the Shannon area. This window was in one of the many photos she took that day. Using Frescolina for the stucco wall was very effective, and Fini made blending a breeze.
dragonfly Dragonfly Jewelry Box by Juanita Denton, CDA
The dragonfly on this stylish jewelry box seems to come alive with its rich, vibrant colors.
garden mirror Garden Reflections Mirror by Judy Diephouse
A true gardener’s delight! This wooden mirror will add a wonderful decorative touch to an entryway or summer porch.
sails Spinnaker Sails Clock by Dottie Martz
Travel with time! Take a trip abroad with this wooden wall clock, featuring spinnaker sailboats by the Seine River in Paris.
birdhouse Birdhouse Peg Shelf by Cheri Rol, MDA
Summertime brings hot days, warm nights, the hum of insects, the songs of birds, and fragrant floral scents. This design combines all the best of summer.
watermelon table Folding Watermelon Table by Andy B. Jones, CDA
Celebrate a slice of summer with this festive watermelon themed project. The techniques used to create the watermelon are very simple but require some drying time, so plan this for a weekend project!
strawberry Strawberry Address Book and Stand by Sue Pruett, MDA
A place for everything and everything in its place. Your address book will have a home, and you’ll always know where it is.
bear basket Summer Bear Basket by Michele O’Connor
Ship Ahoy! Sail into summer with a nautical-themed woven pie basket, complete with a star-studded table insert.
patriotic bowl Patriot Valley Bowl by Joann McLean, CDA
Show your spirit! It’s early morning in the valley, and all the buildings around the square are decorated and ready to celebrate the 4th of July.
coasters Wooden Coaster Set by Sandra Malone
Get set for summer with this set of wooden patriotic coasters!
baseball “Play Ball” Watercolor by Mary B. Spires
What a catch! Inspired by America’s favorite game, this painting will lift your spirits and your soul!
welcome bluebird “Welcome” Sign with Garden Oval by Trudy Beard, CDA
The May 2005 issue featured “A Bluebird Welcome, Part 1,” with its garden glove cutout and a bird’s nest design. In this issue, we will paint a landscape scene to hang and display throughout the summer season.
Features
rose Brushstroke Technique Guide by Chris Thornton
Discover the ease of painting roses.
priscella Ask Priscilla by Priscilla S. Hauser, MDA
Priscilla answers questions from our readers.
tara Behind the Scenes by Tera Leigh
Getting the Most Out of a Painting Class
Tips to make your class time more successful and productive!
colette Working with Watercolors: What’s Your Perspective? by Colette Pitcher
Helpful hints to improve your drawings.
john Painter’s Profile by Betsy Edwards
Meet John Dunn—Artist Extraordinaire.
wedding album Homespun Elegance: Lilies Wedding Album by Rebecca Baer, CDA
Making memories! Although designed as a wedding album, this project can be adapted to a variety of occasions. Text specific to the album theme can be added.
candlewrap Just for Fun! Sunflower and Fruit Candle Wrap by Chris Thornton
It’s a wrap! This clever candle wrap will bring new life to an old candle.
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