"A Folk Artist: One who finds sheer joy in painting simple, straight forward decorations in rich and beautiful colors."
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Combining the brush-maker's skill and advanced technology with the experience and sensitivity of a dedicated folk artist, we are proud to present a line of the highest quality brushes developed especially for the high technical demands of the decorative artist.SHOP NOW
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Jo Sonja® Matte Flow Acrylics are flow formula acrylics offering the opacity of color and the beautiful, velvet matte finish associated with traditional gouache plus superb handling and brushing characteristics. Unlike gouache, they are water-resistant and will not chip or crack when cured. Made from the finest quality pure pigments, the colors will remain vibrant and true for generations. They are safe, water based and clean up easily with soap and water.SHOP NOW
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New Online Class:
Lace Edged Florals
There is a beautiful old technique for floral and fruit painting on "lace-edged" or pierced tin trays that uses a wax medium (with oils) for edging and highlighting. This old technique was the inspiration for the development of these decorative stroke florals, adapted to the acrylic medium. Of course, there is a Chippendale influence on this old style, especially in the strokes that form the flowers. It is the transparency and texture that is so unique in these strokes.MORE INFORMATION
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Developing Skills Sessions
Developing Skills is continuing series designed to be a reference resource of designs and techniques that you can reach for whenever you need. This series will continue to have new installments each month. This is a onetime purchase. Once you sign up all of the new additions are free and will be automatically added to your digital library. You will receive a notification each time a new lesson is added.
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Jonah and the Big Fish
Jonah is the prophet who spent three days and nights in the belly of a Big Fish, until he decided to do as God wanted. The story is in the book of Jonah, Old Testament.
The Swedish folk artists in the central province of Dalarna took the idea of the gourd tree from the last chapter and turned it into a wonderful stylized decorative motif. Each artist perfected their own idea of the tree and incorporated it into delightful scenes decorating the walls, and other small items of their homes.
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Jo Sonja's Nativity Ornament series. Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey. Each collection includes instructions, color photos, patterns and four etched MDF ornaments.
The world of folk art and design offers such a variety. These are the design packets by Jo Sonja that are currently available from our studio. We have placed these designs into categories but invite you to browse through them as many design combinations cross over several different sections.
We carry a select few general supplies. These are the ones that are used and recommended here in our studio. They represent some of Jo Sonja's personal favorites.
Books & Magazines
Our books and magazines are designed to introduce the artist to the world of folk art and decorative painting. Whether you are a beginner or advanced painter, a wealth of knowledge awaits. While you might select one to start, experience has shown us that eventually you'll be tempted to add them all to your library.