Decorative Painting - Basics & Tutorials 

Decorative painting is an artform with includes several categories. At decorative painting, which is sometimes referred to as tole painting, is the decorating of functional and non-functional items by painting on them. The painting medium used for decorative painting is oils or acrylics; today, most commonly acrylic paint is used because of the easy cleanup. We offer tutorials, basic, charts and lots of useful information for the beginner or advanced decorative painting artist.


All About Brushes
Your brushes are the single most important tool you will use in decorative painting. Learn more about brushes. Artezan
Basecoating Guide
A guide to decorative painting basecoating. Artezan
Decorative Painting - Crackling
Crackling tips when decorative painting. Artezan
Delta Paints Guide
Delta Paints Guide - Beginning Guide to Decorative Painting (s/h) Delta Creative
Getting Started
How to get started on your decorative painting project. Banyan Studios
Painting Tutorial
Learn how to paint on line. Free basic brush stroke techniques for tole, canvas, rosemale painting. Easy step by step tutorial. Craftown
Pansies Tutorial (Video)
Free tutorial. Jan Fox Designs
Rosemaling is a form of decorative flower painting that developed in rural areas of Norway during the late 18th century. Then as now, the hand-painted were used to embellish home furnishings and accessories. Craftown
Surface Preparation
Decorative Painting Tips: Surface Preparation Artezan
Transferring a Pattern
Learn how to transfer the pattern onto your project. Deco Art
Varnishing Guide
Decorative artists looks forward to varnishing their project either because it means they're on the last leg of the journey or because they can’t wait to display it or give it the person it was intended for. Artezan
What is Decorative Painting?
An article about decorative painting. Artezan

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