Twenty years ago, I took a tole painting class at a little shop called The Prairie Sampler. After that class, I was hooked and I painted all kinds of goodies for craft shows and gifts for family and friends. I even bought a scroll saw and cut out my own wood pieces. Today, tole painting is not as popular as it was back then. However, I still break out the paint brushes once and awhile, turn on some of my favorite music and paint away.
A few weeks ago, I got out some watercolor paper and dusted off my paints and brushes. Using the techniques I learned in my tole painting classes, I was able to create some cards for my friends.
I started with the watermelon rind.
Then I added the rest of the watermelon and a cute little crow.