Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Free Snowman Design from Renee Mullins

Winter Wonderland is available as a free PDF download from Plum Purdy Designs by Renee Mullins. It is painted on an 8" Wooden Plate but can be adapted to fit other surfaces. Renee uses Americana Buttermilk for the warm snowman shade - so pretty! On her site you will also find a free Santa Plate design that would be perfect for displaying your Christmas Eve cookies. 

View more Plum Purdy designs at

Friday, November 23, 2012

Free Poinsettia Ornament from Loew-Cornell

Chris Haughey painted this beautiful poinsettia ornament using Loew-Cornell brushes and DecoArt Americana paints. We think it would look great on our 4 1/2" plywood Ornament Round. The specialty brushes used in this design are a #10 Curved Flat (designed specifically for side loading) and a #2 Flora (great for flowers and leaves). The DecoArt Americana paints used are: Antique Rose, Avocado Camel, Celery Green, Deep Burgundy, Light Avocado, Melon, Soft Black and Warm White.  For more patterns and books by Chris Haughey visit our website.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Inspirational Hand Painted Wooden Ornaments

These pretty ornaments require very little paint but contain lots of silver and sparkle. To make your own ornament basecoat a Wooden Teardrop Ornament with Americana French Grey Blue and paint "crisscross" snowflakes with Warm White. For added dimension, float the outside edges and areas behind the flakes with Deep Midnight Blue. Dot the centres of the flakes with Star Dust Stickles for instant sparkle! Using a #7 silver jump ring, hang assorted Word Danlges or other beads from the centre of the ornament. Use Silver Ornament Hooks to display your finished product. These hooks are great as they can be twisted different ways to angle ornaments to their best vantage points.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Featured in PaintWorks Winter 2012 Magazine

Inside "A PaintWorks Christmas", Winter 2012 Magazine you will find quite a few designs painted Stockade products.Shown above is a design titled Woodland Father Christmas painted by Lynne Andrews. It is painted on Della and Company's Folk Art Tin Ornament Puffed Heart.

Debby Forshey-Choma's houses, painted on this wooden sleigh, are just dusted with little bits of snow. 
More tin! Donna Scully has designed these two ornaments painted on Della & Company's Tin. Find them here: 3 1/4" Tin Puffy Heart #PY058 & 3" x 4 1/2" Tin Puffy Rectangle #PY136.We think Lydia Steeve's mischievous cat would look great painted on an 8" Circle Plaque (the design originally measures 7 1/2" so the design would need to be enlarged slightly).Find more items that can be adapted to fit other designs in PaintWorks Winter 2012 on line at

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Free Halloween Tote Design from DecoArt

Decorate a trick-or-treat Halloween bag using SoSoft Fabric acrylic paints. This pumpkin tote design is available as a free project plan from DecoArt. SoSoft Paints provide superb coverage and washing durability on fabric. They are soft, like fabric dyes, and do not require the addition of a medium or heat setting. Find 36 colours of SoSoft Paints and a 16" tall canvas tote at

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Autumn Design from Renee Mullins

Autumn Sunflowers is available as a free PDF download from Plum Purdy Designs by Renee Mullins. Paint it on a mini clipboard to hang beside a desk or adapt the design to fit a different wooden shape. The finished design measures 6 1/2" wide x 9" tall. Americana paints required for this project include: Black Green, Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna, Lamp Black, Light Avocado, Marigold, Russet, Sand, Spicy Mustard.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quilled Monogram Letter Tutorial

Create a beautiful personalized work of art to display in your home. Using Quilling Supplies you can design your own monogrammed letter. Find detailed step-by-step instructions for this beautiful letter (and how to make your own) on Kara's blog Craftastical. Find Mod Podge and Quilling Supplies at

Monday, September 24, 2012

Frankenstein Block Head Halloween Craft

This green Frankenstein face would be an easy project to paint up for Halloween. Jen from Craft-O-Maniac (a blog where she shares her "craft disorder") painted him after being inspired by hex bolts found in a tool box. Build your own using Jen's detailed tutorial and just a few supplies. Items you can find at Stockade include: Americana Sour Apple paint, Distress Ink in Walnut, Black Craft Wire, Googlie Eyes

Friday, September 21, 2012

Feature Book: Mooseberry Patch Ornaments by Lori Cagle

Mooseberry Patch Ornaments by Lori Cagle is a "must have" for all ornament lovers! Inside you'll find 36 ornament designs. Lori's lovable bears, moose, reindeer, gingerbread, snowmen and owls are delightful - paint them as ornaments, tags or bookmarks! Surfaces available for this book are Teacup Ornament with StickTeacup Ornament with CaneChristmas Critters, Gingerbread Bookmarks and Holiday Gingers.

Many of the designs in this book can be adapted to fit on other wood shapes from Stockade.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feature Book: Wynter Thyme Blessings by Cindi Combs

Cyndi Combs' Wynter Thyme Blessings contains 36 charming ornament designs. Inside you'll find Long Beard Santas, fun Finial characters, lots of flying snowfriends, birdhouse ornaments and much more. All of the ornament shapes are available from Stockade (see below for list).

Surfaces available from Stockade:

Featured in PaintWorks Holiday 2012 Magazine

Inside PaintWorks Holiday 2012 Magazine you will find quite a few designs painted on some of Stockade's wood shapes:

Shown above are postal tags designed by Susan V. Cochrane.

Vera Collier's Santa and friends ornaments are absolutely adorable. They'd look great hanging from a tree or ornament holder. Find them here: #CF350, #CF351 and #CF352.

Paint a set of Cheryl Nuccio's adorable mice on wood stockings

These ornaments are painted by the very talented Deb Antonick and inspired by Tracy Moreau.  Find them here: #RR9816, #RR9817 and #RR9818.

Here's another adorable set of Bread Board Ornaments. Beautifully painted by Nancy Scott.

Find more wood shapes that can be adapted to fit other designs in PaintWorks Christmas Ornaments Holiday Issue 2012 at

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ornament Inspired by Chris Haughey's Fall-O-Ween

Add a happy bit of Halloween to your decor this season by displaying this vibrant pumpkin ornament. Cindy designed this adorable fellow using Chris Haughey's instructions from her latest book "Fall-o-ween".  

Paint this ornament and the other two designs with Stockade's pieces shown above: 1/4" Roundhead Plug #MO14, 2" Ball Knob #PKB200 (requires drilling to fit 3/8" tenon of finial), 3 1/2" Finial #FIN5 and a black witch hat #DA2396. Find this book and more by Chris Haughey at

Monday, September 17, 2012

Feature Book: Wise and Wonderful by Lynne Andrews

Lynne Andrews' second book, Wise and Wonderful the Christmas Story is full of beautiful painting designs. Like her first book Great and Small, she continues with biblical themes inspired by the Christmas Story. Inside you'll find wonderful projects like the Christmas Story Quilt, the Little Drummer Boy, the Three Wise Men and the Nativity and more. Find this book and more at

Friday, September 14, 2012

DIY Craft Clothes PIn Sock Holder

Never loose a sock again! Christine from "Lets Get Crafty" found a crafty solution to the missing sock dilemma and provided a tutorial here. She decorated a 6" wooden clothes pin and used a magnet to attach it to the side of her washing machine. Great idea!

To make this only the items shown above are required: Clothes Pin #PIN06, Amazing E-6000 Glue #DA6413 and Magnet Disks #MAG10. Find these and more crafty items at

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Free Floral Design from PaintWorks Magazine

Debbie Cotton painted these gorgeous flowers on a wooden birdhouse using Americana paints. This floral design would also look great painted on a wooden box or a flat wooden shape. All instructions and line drawings are available as a free PDF download from PaintWorks.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Father's Day Gift - Quilled Card

Alli at Quilled Creations designed this functional post-it note holder for a special dad on Father's Day (the design would also make a great card). Kids can easily make this project - Alli taught it to a group of second graders. All you need is basic supplies (pen, glue etc), quilling paper, a slotted tool, a bit of patterned paper and 3"x3" post-it notes. 

Visit Stockade's full selection of Quilled Creations products at

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Feature Book: Country Primitives #16 by Maxine Thomas

Maxine Thomas' book Country Primitives #16 is full of classic homespun designs that are sure to capture your heart. Whether you choose to paint the entire design or a single charming element, each will be a treasured piece for years to come. Find this book and more of Maxine Thomas' books at

The signs above are painted on tin ornaments but we think they would great painted on a Rounded Square Wood Frame Kit. Many of the designs in this book can be adapted to fit flat wood shapes, browse for ideas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zentangle a pair of Shoes!

Zentangling is fun and fashionable! Turn the inexpensive plastic shoe on the right into something wild like the one on the left through the art of Zentangle. Using only a black Identi-Pen and inspirations, a one-of-a-kind fashion statement was made. You can easily make your own unique pair too! 

These plastic shoes were tangled with an Identi-Pen (we tried many and found this pen was the best) and then heat set with hair dryer. Let them sit for a few days and then burnish by rubbing the entire design with a paper towel. Results may vary depending on the materials in the shoes. 

Canvas shoes are also a great surface for Zentangles. The Identi-Pen was used for these shoes. Although there is no need to heat set, they should be left for a few days before wearing. The owner of these sneakers is an eleven year old who wears them every single day and is the envy of all her friends. 

Enjoy making your own shoes with an Identi-Pen and designs from Suzanne McNeill's Zentangle books.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Design a name tags using wooden shapes (wood cutouts)

Personalized name tags can be designed with any small flat wooden shapes. Cindy made this beautiful nature inspired tag three dimensional. She designed it using the following shapes: 1 1/2" Pin Back, 3" Oval Leaf, 1 1/2" flower and 2" flower. Browse Stockade to find other wood cutouts to design your own name tags or gift tags.

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