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Inside this Issue — September 2006
Plan Your Summer Events!
Summer is here and it’s still prime time to spruce up your surroundings with bright, cheerful colors. For nature lovers who fancy small critters, this issue features projects with roosters, bees, ladybugs, parrots, a mouse, and a red-eyed tree frog. Bring the outdoors inside with these endearing designs.
Projects
rose tray Rose Tray by Gayle Oram, MDA
A detailed step-by-step color worksheet will serve as a guide to painting this elegant wooden tray.
summer landscape Summer Landscape by Brenda Harris
Take a stroll through lush blooming gardens with Brenda Harris’ Summer Landscape painting.
milk carrier Enamelware Milk Carrier by Mary Jo Gross
Patchwork details adorn this country quaint milk carrier.
yankee doodle dandy Yankee Doodle Dandy Ornament by Della Wetterman
Show your spirit and hang this puffed tin inside a grapevine wreath or display as a door or cupboard ornament.
sunflower canisters Sunflower Canisters by Rosemary West, CDA
These unique folk art canisters will bring a special touch to your kitchen décor.
country shelf Country Life Shelf by Johanne Morin
Hang up your hat and relax with this scene of country life in Upper Canada.
lavender canvas Lavender Canvas by Brenda Boyd
Modeling paste adds dimension and brings interest to this canvas painting.
barnyard footstool French Barnyard Footstool by Dottie Martz
This old French barnyard scene is painted it in a loose, impressionistic old-world style.
bumbly bees Bumbly Bees & Ladybugs by Tracy Moreau
These little critters were inspired by some beautiful old entomology illustrations. Though simple to paint these wonderful creatures manage to appear to be quite detailed.
salsa set Salsa Set by Bob Pennycook
Hot, spicy colors create a perfect setting for a salsa and nachos snack.
parrot portraits Parrot Portraits by Willow Wolfe
Two for one! This two-sided dome-shaped container features parrots on both sides.
tree frog batik Red-Eyed Tree Frog Batik by Janice Carey
Discover the technique of rice paper batiking, a method of painting watercolor onto rice paper. The results are truly amazing!
book box Lords & Ladies Book Box by Di Singleton
This design was inspired by the wild Arums that grow in designer Di Singleton’s English garden.
Features
brushstroke Brushstroke Technique Guide: by Deb Malewski
Easy techniques to create a bird’s nest using a Filbert Wisp.
colette pitcher Working with Watercolors: Get In Shape! by Colette Pitcher
The outlines of the items in your paintings are what make them interesting.
udell On Track with Trends: Let Color Be Your Guide by Alyson Udell
Favorite colors for summer!
hindeloopen cabinet A Path to Creativity: Hindeloopen Cabinet by David Jansen, MDA
Discover the art of Hindeloopen as you paint this stylish cabinet.
peppermills RB Homespun Elegance: Pepper Mills by Rebecca Baer, CDA
Assorted herbal and flavored pepper blends are paired with coordinating hand-painted labels for this series of three wooden pepper grinders.
tiles Prime Your Palette: Tile Serving Tray by Margot A. Clark
Hand-painted tiles are a quick way to spruce up a kitchen at very little cost and a lot of fun when you create them yourself.
letter box Brush Up on Lettering: Seaside Letter Box by Jill DiMaria and Maria Grimanis
Organize your mail with this handy letter box, painted to resemble decoupaged vintage luggage.
garden notes accessories From the Bottom Up: “Garden Notes” Accessories by Vicki Rhodes, CDA and Cynthia Bowman, CDA
These fun garden-themed pieces coordinate with the Garden Journal and Seed Packet Holder featured in our July issue.
pope housh Brush Up on Business: Dynamite Displays by Gisele Pope and Nony Housh
Creating displays can be one of the most fun and challenging parts of selling your products.
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