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
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