Painted Wood Projects in the Pennsylvania Folk Art Style

Painted Wood Projects in the Pennsylvania Folk Art Style

Book - 1995
Rate this:
Some of the most exuberant, charming, and colorful designs found anywhere come from the rich tradition of the Amish, Mennonites, and other German-speaking groups who settled in Pennsylvania over the last 300 years. Enjoy applying their unique designs of hearts, tulips, hex signs, birds, stars, and animals to a variety of authentic "Pennsylvania Dutch" projects. Paint a door with the popular hearts and tulips motif. Paint a mysterious hex sign on a barn (or anyplace else where you want to keep away evil spirits). Decorate a dower chest with a Patriotic Eagle, or a dresser with Mantango Valley birds.There are designs a plenty to paint on tinware, hand mirrors, boxes, shelves, chairs, and more. Pattern grids make it easy to transfer the motifs to a chosen project in any size wanted, while eye-catching watercolor illustrations detail every step of the painting process, and full-color photos showcase each completed project. Besides gaining a new appreciation of this rich source of artistic symbols and historical patterns, you can explore unusual ways to achieve traditional decorative effects, including milk paint color wash, antiquing, graining, vinegar painting, candle-marbling, sponging, and tortoise-shelling.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c1995.
ISBN: 9780806905082
Branch Call Number: 745.723 Br
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bridgewater, Gill


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at APL.

Try searching for Painted Wood Projects in the Pennsylvania Folk Art Style to see if APL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top