Synopses & Reviews
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.
A how-to guide to tole painting, the art of applying decorative floral designs to tinware (traditionally trays, coffee pots, mugs, and canisters) as well as document boxes and match safes. Guidance is provided on necessary tools and materials, tips on preparing tin, and the basic strokes needed to create designs. A number of projects are included.