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Inside this Issue — May 2006
Treasure Hunt Time!
Now that we’re full swing into spring, it’s a perfect time to scout out second-hand furniture shops for home décor accents. Other good places to seek out surfaces are flea markets and garage sales. You never know where that future heirloom piece will come from! There are a number of designs in this issue that can be utilized for your “trash to treasure” venture.
Projects
dogwood vase Strokework Dogwood Vase by Maureen McNaughton, CDA
This stunning strokework vase is accented with gold leafing to further enhance its elegance.
book box Spring Book Plaque by Connie Parkinson
Warm spring days and the happy faces of pansies, reflect the joy of the season.
vanity set Dogwood Vanity Set by Nelda Rice
The delicate dogwood blossoms on this vanity box and mirror whisper of springtime and romance.
journal Blue Tulip Book Box by Margot A. Clark
Complete this box using a shaded wash technique with the look of Blue Delft.
rose box Rose Pencil Box by Vilma Fabretti, CDA
Elegant and beautiful "Bridal Pink" rosebuds are captured on this small pencil box.
garden shed lamp Garden Shed Lamp by Barb Franzreb
Painted to resemble an old garden shed, the antique tools and accessories are inspired by Colonial Williamsburg.
strawberry chair Berry Patch Farmhouse Chair by Cynthia Erekson
Create your own "antique" painted distressed black chair...great alone in a corner or as a set around the table.
spring breadbox “Bud’s Fresh Flowers” Spring Breadbox Insert Panel by Debbie Cotton
Change your breadbox insert with this design inspired by an old red bike and antique lettering.
bunny tray Bunny Serving Tray by Lydia Steeves
Bunnies in the country...a sure sign of spring.
country watch Country Road Watch by Carol Cook
A fun little project...with a few strokes you will have a country scene in no time.
Features
brushstroke Brushstroke Technique Guide: Those Lovely Lilacs! by Roxanne Jarvis
Techniques for painting these lovely lilacs will bring you the sweet smell of success.
colette pitcher Working with Watercolors: Painting on Watercolor Canvas by Colette Pitcher
Check out this acid-free Watercolor Canvas!
udell On Track with Trends: Slim Lines & Retro Designs by Alyson Udell
It's all about expressing yourself!
plate A Path to Creativity: English Canal Boat Painting by David Jansen, MDA
Create a Noah's Ark wood plate in the traditional style of a narrow boat painting with a twist!
mug napkin ring RB Homespun Elegance: Mug / Napkin Rings by Rebecca Baer, CDA
Candied silver spoons and decorative, hand-painted mug rings are a perfect gift for Mother's Day.
scales plant stands Second Time Around: Antique Scale Plant Stands by Chris Thornton
Turn those old metal kitchen scales found in flea markets into functional and fashionable plant stands.
recipe box Brush Up on Lettering: Enhancements Make all the Difference! by Jill DiMaria and Maria Grimanis
Perfect for any kitchen counter, Jill and Maria's “Mom’s Recipes” Box makes a great Mother's Day gift.
attitude accessories Created Just for Kids: Accessories with Attitude by Chris Thornton
Girl's desk accessories aren't just pastel pink anymore!
peggy harris Painter’s Profile by Judi Kauffman
Peggy Harris—Nature Inspired
pope housh Brush Up on Business: Trend Savvy by Gisele Pope and Nony Housh
WOW them! Creating a Market for Your Products
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