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The Spring 2009 Issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly features a tutorial titled “Fused Tulip Variations” that I co-authored with my friend and art partner Saulius Jankauskas. We are using ordinary window glass and Unique Fired Glass Colors to create the three fused glass panels shown in the article. The article begins on page 10.

This magazine may be purchased at GlassPatterns.com if not available at your local newsstand

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My “Everyday Calligraphy” technique is the focus of my article in the June 2009 issue that begins on page 62. I also have written an overview on some of Speedball Art products. I will be featured in their new Metal Leafing Booklet due out May 30th, 2009. Also, look for me in the next issue of PaintWorks as I have a follow-up article using the everyday calligraphy, metal leafing and modeling paste and……they are doing a Painter’s Profile on me

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“Suede Stockings” are the focus on my article in the December 2008 issue that begins on page 20. They are large stockings and the fable of Snow White and Rose Red was the inspiration for the designs.

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A Shaded Wash Fruit charger plate/candle holder is the focus of this article in the Winter 2009 issue titled “Fruit Charger Plate.” The article begins on page 18, has lots and lots of step-by-step photos and goes along nicely with all my other Shaded Wash Fruits articles.

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Halloween is the theme for my article titled “Halloween Ornaments” in the October 2008 issue of Quick and Easy Painting. It features really cute wooden ornaments and I even got my teenage next door neighbor to contribute to the article.  My article begins on page 80 and shows five different ornaments. I designed more ornaments that are a bit scarier and they can be found under “Miss Pumpkin’s Halloween Emporium” under Shop.

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This August 2008 issue is very special for me. Ten years ago I was featured in PaintWorks where my Shaded Wash Fruit Technique first made its debut. It was also the first time that PaintWorks did a whole room setup for a photo shoot and it became one of the all time favorite issues. Linda Heller, the editor, came up with the idea of revisiting that time and asked me to design a companion piece so that people who painted the first Shaded Wash Fruit items could add to their sets and also to make it available to stand alone as an addition to anyone’s home. I chose these lovely bentwood boxes from Turn of the Century Wood and used the original fruits in new designs and added apples and berries.

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“Mission Control” is the title of my article in the Spring 2008 issue of The Decorative Painter on pages 66-71. I collaborated with Roger Boettcher of Turn of the Century Wood Products on the design so it can be used as a table, for storage (The top lifts up and there is a drawer in front) and is even the right height for a foot rest! How nice to finally have all that assorted TV stuff all in one place!

The Decorative Painter is the official magazine for members of The Society of Decorative Painters. For more info on the Society go to decorativepainters.org

 

 


I have lots of pages this time! Beginning on page 60 I have my Prime Your Palette Column titled “New Ways to Metal Leaf and Transfer Images” where I am talking about Houston Art Products. On page 62 my regular article begins titled “A Metallic Marvel” and I have done a table, a table topper, a vase and a lamp using all the products from my column along with a painted design. I even got my picture in the Houston Art ad on page 9 so this was a very fun issue for me!

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Christmas is coming and we all need time to paint so the Winter 2008 issue of Quick and Easy Painting Annual Ornament Issue is out with my Suede Stocking Ornaments as my contribution this year.  My article begins on page 76 and shows six variations of the stockings.

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Photography by Steve Gehrig. Society of Decorative Painters

This Rose Picnic Basket is my project for the Traveling Trunk in issue 3, May/June 2007. You can see the trunk has my coordinating design on the top beginning on page 19. The front of the trunk was painted by Patte Kayne and one side will be painted by Bob Pennycook with the other side and back painted by Trudy Beard and Vicki Rhodes. We all painted a portion of the trunk and a project for the magazine. Each issue will have a part of the trunk.

The Decorative Painter is the official magazine for members of The Society of Decorative Painters. For more info on the Society go to www.decorativepainters.org


It’s Halloween and Breast Cancer Month so I covered both of them in the October 2007 issue of PaintWorks!  Miss Pumpkin’s Portrait is for fun as is the Fruzzle frame included in the article. That is me in the skeleton costume! Since I am a two-time breast cancer survivor I wanted to create something beautiful in which to store all my cards and mementos. Miss Pumpkin begins on page 76 and the HOPE Box begins on page 92.

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This is the December 2006 issue of PaintWorks.  In this issue I designed a cabinet with a reversible insert that has a very Victorian Santa on one side and a spray of soft roses on the other side so it can be used all year. Article begins on page 48.

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In this wonderful annual Winter 2007 ornament issue of Quick and Easy Painting I have a very fun article titled, Simply Suede that is all about painting on small suede purses that have a multitude of uses and end up as ornaments.  I designed the purses themselves for Pigmentations.  The article begins on page 60.

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This is the September 2006 issue of PaintWorks.  Have fun creating tiles for profit or for home decorating using no pattern, a simple design and FolkArt Enamels.  Article begins on page 32.

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This is my very first Mother and Daughter issue!  This is the May 2006 issue. My own project begins on page 34 with an article titled “Blue Tulip Book Box” and is one of my all time favorite designs.  Then on page 39 there are before and after photos of my daughter Jennifer’s kitchen on which we collaborated using the technique from the inside cover of my book box

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This issue of Quick and Easy Painting, May 2005, contains my article on creating a decoupaged, stamped, stenciled and painted mat for a cherished picture or to frame a mirror. In addition there are three different coordinating cards to create. The article is titled “Be Creative with Cards” and begins on page 86 and contains lots and lots of great step-by-step photos.


In this issue of PaintWorks April 2005, I continue on with information in my Prime Your Palette Column on Magic Metallics in the form of a glass plate. I very much wanted to create a piece of artwork that used variations of rust techniques as opposed to a worksheet. I feel I have succeeded and hope you like the results, too. The article, “Techniques for Rusted and Burnished Finishes” begins on page 68.

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In this February 2005 issue of PaintWorks, I have a Brushstroke Worksheet on page 8 that shows different uses for my Margot’s Miracle Brush. I show rosebuds, leaves, scrolls and cross-hatching in a step-by-step manner.

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I’m back! My first Prime Your Palette column and article since my fight with breast cancer (2003-2004 and I won!) in the December issue of PaintWorks. My column begins on page 72 and is titled “Holiday Fun Using Magic Metallic Real Metal Techniques and Embellishments.” I used Mayco’s Magic Metallics and DecoArt’s new Paper Effects Products to create holiday gift bags I call ArtBagz!.

For my article titled “Metal Ornaments” on page 76, I used the same products to create ornaments to coordinate with the bags.

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My "Prime Your Palette" column in this January 2004 issue of PaintWorks titled "Delicate Detailing for Fine Designs" on page 21, is on the use of FolkArt's new Enamels on a variety of glass surfaces suitable for the holidays and afterwards.

I have used Plaid's Tip Pen Set for applying the Enamels along with my brushes and created three Christmas ornaments, a lace trimmed plate and a rose on a frosted hanging glass oval.

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The December issue of Decorative Artist's Workbook includes my two new holiday alphabets (that's me up in the upper right hand corner!) just in time for the holidays! Page 21 shows the Gingerbread Alphabet painted on an old cookie sheet with a Faux parchment baking paper paint treatment and page 24 has the Ribbon Candy Alphabet in bright and cheerful, red, white and green acrylic paint.

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The December issue of Quick and Easy contains my Seasonal Reflections article on page 16 - Poinsettia Plate and Stenciled Placemat. The wooden plate with a poinsettia, holly leaves and berries is done in my soft Shaded Wash Technique. The canvas placemat is softly stenciled using acrylic paint and Plaid's new background stencils and the edge is trimmed in J.W. etc.'s new Gold Metallic Wax. I painted four sets for my holiday entertaining.

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My "Prime Your Palette" column in this December issue of PaintWorks titled "Great Gift Ideas - Bountiful Baskets" is devoted to adapting designs to create five different baskets with five different looks for easy, year round gift giving.

I have used my Shaded Wash Fruit technique, stencils and my newest product - Margot's Designer Stamps, Leaves and Buds, available for purchase under "Designer Stamps."

The magazine can be purchased at www.paintworks.com or check your local newsstand.



This magazine, Glass Patterns Quarterly, features articles on glass, mostly stained glass, but occasionally I write for GPQ about fired or "hot" glass. My article on page 20 is titled, Golden Mum Plate. The unique thing about this plate is that it starts out as ordinary window glass. I apply special fired glass colors by Unique to my design on the flat glass shape, add Mother-of Pearl and fired gold to the design, place it over a bisque form and then place it in my kiln to be heated to about 1315 degrees Fahrenheit. During the firing process the glass "sags" over the form and takes on the shape of the form and the glass colors melt and become part of the glass surface. I have a lot of fired glass packets under "Packets - Fired Glass" and the designs are great for use with non-fired glass paints, also. I did all the photography for the article and my daughter Jennifer's hands are featured in the photos.

The magazine can be purchased at www.glasspatterns.com or check your local stained glass store or local newsstand.

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