Tole Painting

Tole comes from the Old French taule which refers to iron or steel in thin sheets laminated or welded under pressure. Traditionally Tole Painting referred to painting on items made from this thin metal. Tole came to mean to paint on tin and the term Tole Painting came into popular usage. Although we paint on many types of surfaces today Decorative Painting is interchangeably known as Tole Painting.

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Tole Painting Historical Information

Tole Painting Historical Overview

Tole Painting Instructions and Tutorials

C Stroke Tutorial Video

S Stroke Tutorial

How To Paint A Leaf Tutorial

Trio Leaf Stroke

Trio Flower Stroke

One Stroke Rose Tutorial

Shader Rose Stroke Tutorial Video

Basic Brush Care

Apple Brush Stroke Tutorial Video

Brush Stroke Guide

Shading and Highlighting Chart

Painting MDF

Prepping Unfinished Wood

Preparing Metal

Tole Painting Downloadables

Liquitex Resource Guide, including color charts.

Tole Painting Projects Holidays

Apricot Roses Trinket Box

Bear Baby Photo Album Cover

Bird House Crate

Bird House Stakes

Bunny Basket

Ebony and Ivory Box

Friendship Angel

Heart Candle Holder

Independence Day Plaque

Tole Painting Patterns

Butterfly Angel

Country Angel

Land of the Free

Mr. Scarecrow

Angel Flag

True North Heart

In Traditional Tole, Oil paint was, and still is, the medium used.

Poke a hole in top of coffee tin for brushes to sit, you can also paint the tin

Take care to wash brushes carefully after use. They will last longer and hold their shape longer too. Saves you money in the long run.

Many light coats of paint are better than one or two heavy coats. Always add a little water to your paint for nice shear coats.


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