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tammy
10-19-2000, 10:33 PM
I done went and got me some folkart paint,brushes and two basic brushstroke books and am going to try tole. If anyone wants to give me some starting advice here, go ahead. I'm may be doing it on a lark, but then again who knows? I figure that if nothing else, the brushstroke lessons will prove valuable to me in my other Art work, Oil and Acrylic.

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Tammy "the I don't know what kind of Artist, artist"

ReNae
10-19-2000, 10:47 PM
Tammy

You are starting in the right direction. Tole work is quite essentially great brushwork. You need to practice all the different types of brushstrokes, the commas, dots, etc. Practice them everyday for at least 15 minutes. Just like all our other artwork you cannot skimp on this either. You need to practice, practice, practice! I know, I started out in Tole 10 years ago. I still have my brushwork book too! Darn if I could find it though! If there is a local class on tole/decorative painting for a beginner - go for it! Check out the instructor first to make sure you don't waste your money. The instructor would be better at showing you how to hold that brush the right way, loading it properly with paint and the pressure needed to pull off the stroke! Good luck and wear out a brush!

Warmth,
ReNae

tammy
10-19-2000, 11:03 PM
Thanks Renae,
I've already started practicing the brush strokes and I can see I'll be doing alot more. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif It's easy but not easy.

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Tammy "the I don't know what kind of Artist, artist"

arlene
10-20-2000, 04:05 PM
Tammy,
A good quality brush that tapers is essential, oh and in the future any acrylic paint would work.

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tammy
10-20-2000, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by arlene:
Tammy,
in the future any acrylic paint would work.



Oh I know, but I just wanted some new ones with all them fancy names. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
etc...school bus yellow, Lemonaide ah just had to have em.


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Tammy "the I don't know what kind of Artist, artist"

Foxton
10-22-2000, 07:22 AM
When I was learning, money was tight and I just used ordinary water-based house paint and cheap brushes. However, I soon learnt that good brushes were a must. As the years went by I bought just about every colour on the market, half of which I have never used. I now do a lot of painting in oils and pastels and the skills I learnt in decorative painting have been invaluable.
Yvonne

sharii
11-09-2000, 02:41 PM
The Tole and Decorative art sites have loads of info on techniques, etc. for beginners. Here is a good one to start with:
http:
//www.tolenet.com/lessons.htm

Have fun and good luck. Shari

tammy
11-10-2000, 12:35 AM
Thanks Sharii, That is a good site. I used to have a link to it on my web Site. Tole net has lots of stuff on it. Neat

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Tammy "I MUST be an Artist, artist".