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Decorative Painting Resource Links

Society of Decorative Painters:  This national organization brings together decorative painters from around the world. Join (or organize) a local chapter near you and become a certified decorative artist (CDA) or Master Decorative Artist (MDA). With membership you receive their wonderful bi-monthly magazine, The Decorative Painter.

Tru-Color Systems:  The industry standard for paint color matching solutions between brands.

To learn more about individual products sold on this site, visit:

Delta Technical Coatings:  Makers of Delta Ceramcoat acrylics and many other products.

DecoArt:  Makers of DecoArt Americana Acrylics and many other products.

Plaid Online:  Makers of Plaid Folkart Acrylics and many other products.

Aleenes Acrylics:  Makers of Aleene's Premium-Coat Acrylic Paints.

Jo Sonja Artists Colors:  Official site for Jo Sonja Jansen, Jo Sonja Artist Colors acrylics and many other products.

Liquitex:  Makers of Liquitex Acrylics and many other products.

Genesis Artist Colors:  Everything you want to know about the revolutionary new Genesis heat-set oils!

Winsor & Newton:  Winsor & Newton Technical Q & A, Hints, Tips & Techniques, Color Charts and lots of other useful info!

Pebeo:  Info on all Pebeo products, including fabric, glass and porcelain paints.

1837 Legacy Paints:  Info on all 1837 Legacy products, including paints, brushes and mediums.  Nice collection of free patterns too!

Martin F. Weber Co.:  Information on all Martin F. Weber Co. products, including Permalba and Prima paints and mediums.

Grumbacher:  Information on all Grumbacher products, including oils, acrylics, watercolors and brushes.

Daler-Rowney:  Information on all Daler-Rowney paints, brushes and other products.

PaintWorks Magazine From the publishers of Craftworks and Quick & Easy Painting. View current issue projects, order back issues, subscribe, view project submission guidelines, advertising information.

Quick & Easy Painting Magazine From the publishers of Craftworks and PaintWorks Magazine. Quick & Easy Painting Magazine Online includes current issue overview, back issue index, message board, submission guidelines, shop directory, advertising and subscription information, & much more!

Create & Decorate Magazine From the publishers of Paintworks and Quick & Easy Painting. Includes free projects, Kids' Corner, Message Boards and subscription and project submission information.

Creative Artist E-zine:  Geared towards education and learning in all aspects of creative and decorative arts including the business, marketing, and social aspects of our art forms.

Tera's Wish:  This site is a must-see if you're looking for ways to tap into your own creativity.

Artist's Way On-Line Cluster:  A free on-line support group about creativity. The main topic is The Artist's Way, a book by Julia Cameron describing her 12-week program to break creativity blocks.

Artists Network:  Artist's Network includes The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Decorative Artist's Workbook e-zines, book store and book club. Interesting and informative site for the painter.

Tole World:  Online version of the popular Tole World magazine.


Related Crafts and Decorative Painting Links

Craft Site Directory

Decorative and Tole Painting Sites
Shake and Paint! - Make your painting less work and more fun with this paint shaker for your 2 oz. bottles.  No more shaking your paints by hand!
Sandy's Decorative Art - Sandy's is a very nice Australian site with lots of info and tips, message boards, free patterns, packets, online lessons and gift ideas.
Rhoda Fritsch Rosemaling - If you love the Norwegian Rosemaling style of decorative painting, Rhoda's is a must-see site!

Tole House Crafts by Karen Stock

Night Owl Crafters - Great resource for crafts pattern packets, painting and crafts tips, and links to free patterns on the web.
Busy Bee Crafts  Gloria Charest's Canadian decorative painting site includes information about her workshops and seminars, pattern packets, free patterns and a newsletter.

FolkArt Kits

Country Blessings

Kerry Trout's Decorative Painting  By the author of the popular "Handpainting Your Furniture," Kerry is well known for her realistic fruit, birds, botanicals and animals. Painted Paws Heirloom Studio & Gifts  Designs by Karen Evershed and Wendy Fahey for your home, family and friends. Offered in patterns, kits and books. (Awesome teddies here for you teddy bear fans!)

Other Interesting & Unusual Art Sites
Royal Holographic Art Gallery - Everything you always wanted to know about holograms, including how to order one of your own.
NOTPicasso is the premier site where amateur and professional artists alike can display and put their art up for auction and let people from around the country bid on their work.
Graphic Greetings a great resource site for those who enjoy making handmade gifts, greeting cards and giftwrap. Also lots of free recipes and free graphics - a little bit of everything here.
Craft Site Medic - Craft Website Promotion Promote your craft web site for increased traffic and sales. Craft search engine submission, craft message boards, banner advertising, 4000 site submission, website design.
Gifts From Maine This site offers gift sets, seafood, home and garden, collectibles, games and more - all homemade in Maine. Nice section of handmade unfinished wood products.
Signs of Wood, Co.Personalized 3 dimensional wood signs for gifts and business. Over 180 art centers to choose from and your custom wording make for a truly personalized and unique gift.

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