Country and Folk Arts
Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft
Hardcover ISBN: 0811704319
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.