Tole painting refers to decorative floral designs applied to tinware, traditionally on trays, coffeepots, teapots, cups, mugs, canisters, document boxes, and match safes. In this book, acclaimed painter Pat Oxenford provides guidance on the tools and materials needed to get started, tips on preparing tin for painting, and techniques for pulling the basic strokes that are the foundation for creating designs.
Step-by-step photographs and detailed directions are included for using the strokes to create a variety of folk-art flowers and then several complete projects. A gallery of painted tinware offers inspiration.Pat Oxenford works and resides in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, and has been tole painting for more than three decades. She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters, and a Brazier Guild member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. She was selected as one of the top 200 craftsmen working in traditional forms by Early American Life magazine.
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