Welcome to Earmark Decorative Painting Studio!

If you’re a decorative painting enthusiast or you just love being creative, you’re going to want to browse around this site.

Here you’ll find great tips and techniques to fuel your creative spirit. You’ll find great information on everything from simple Doodles to Abstract Mixed Media and from Artist Trading Cards to Altered Books.

There are virtual Galleries where you can enjoy looking at great art too!

My PictureKeeping up with current trends and bringing you as much information as possible is the purpose behind the creation of this site. It’s much more than decorative painting!

A free newsletter is available to you and it too is packed with great stuff.

Enjoy browsing and I hope it inspires you to go make art today!

If you have any questions on any art-related topic, just use the Contact Cheryl button and I’ll be happy to answer you right away.

If you happen to live in the Ottawa area, there are on-going classes to suit your artistic needs.

My studio offers workshops in mixed media, abstract, tole painting, collage, paper crafts, altered art, art swaps, artist trading cards and much more.

Located at 3152 Stonecrest Road, Dunrobin, Ontario

Happy painting!

Cheryl Poulin

Enjoy acrylic painting workshops in rural Ottawa with Cheryl Poulin.
Catering to mixed media artists as well as decorative painters, these acrylic painting workshops are lively and rewarding.
The Decorative Painting Blog! ...be the first to know when I've added something new to the website.
About decorative painting,what's happening in the industry and upcoming workshops and classes.
Use open studio time to finish up projects or just to socialize.
Relax and take advantage of my open studio time to enjoy some art making time and to do a little socializing!
Painting with acrylics. Workshops in the Rural Ottawa Kanata area.
You're just going to love painting with acrylics! Take a look at the classes being offered and register today. Class size is limited!
Acrylic painting mini workshops are fast. Just a few hours, for loads of fun!
No time to paint? Try acrylic painting mini workshops!
FREE decorative painting newsletter with great articles!
EARMARK STUDIO NEWS is a free decorative painting newsletter. Sign up for great advice and monthly news!
More acrylic painting classes with Cheryl Poulin.
Here are more delightful acrylic painting classes for you to choose from.
Learn faux finish techniques with Patricia Gulyas.
Patricia Gulyas, fine artist from France, teaches faux finish techniques ideal for decorative painting and home decor!
Mario Cerroni, get to know your digital camera in this one day workshop!
Mario Cerroni teaches you all about your digital camera and shares his vast knowledge for caapturing just the right shot!
Join Joanne Purdy for an oil painting workshop and explore the possibilities!
Joanne Purdy has a great ability to teach oil painting to beginners and experienced painter's alike. Come to Earmark Studio for an all-inclusive, relaxing, creative experience! Indulge in creativity!
Do mixed media art classes with Cheryl Poulin! Guest teacher Andrea Warren!
The mixed media art classes are lively and inspiring. Come make art from your heart.
Creativity coach, Cheryl Poulin uses artful activities for help in art and life.
Try a workshop with creativity coach Cheryl Poulin to find your inner artist. Creating vision boards or abstract art, unlocking your creativity will have a positive effect in all areas of your life.
Ottawa art conference Register now for SPRING INTO ART - on April 13, 2013
Very popular Ottawa Art Conference - SPRING INTO ART, register now!
Beginner decorative painting. Learn to paint and have a great time doing it!!
These beginner decorative painting lessons will teach you everything you need to know about painting with acrylics. And it's affordable! Right from the start you'll be surprised by what you CAN do!
Creative arts workshops lead to self discovery.
Explore creative arts through mixed media and find your Creative Spirit!
Bathroom painting ideas that are easy to do.
Detailed help for bathroom painting ideas. See a REAL bathroom get a makeover!
How to make altered books from start to finish.
Here's how to make altered books. It's easy with these step by step instructions. Lots of pictures, tips and advice too!
A humument adds new dimension to an altered book!
A HUMUMENT or found poetry, as I think of it, is simply a rearranging of words and sentences in a book to be altered.
Learn about artist trading cards and how you can trade!
Artist trading cards, how to make them, how to trade them.
Collage artwork is a wonderful art form.
Doing collage artwork can be done by a novice crafter to the most experienced fine artist. Whatever your skill level, collage is a great form of self expression!
Multiple IMAGE TRANSFER techniques for the artist.
Use image transfer ideas to liven up your mixed media and decorative painting projects!
A great doodle and all doodle drawings allow us to make art while daydreaming. S
Funny thing about a great doodle, you have to be making art while focusing on something entirely different! Doodle drawings make great art therapy!
Great art shows in Ottawa! Come and enjoy!
Take in fabulous art shows in Ottawa. There's so much to see! Shows nearby in Montreal and Toronto, too!
Mixed media paintings by Cheryl Poulin.
Finding freedom of expression through mixed media painting.
More mixed media art by Cheryl Poulin.
Enjoy mixed media art. Abstract and non-representational works by Cheryl Poulin.
View mixed media paintings by Ottawa artist Cheryl Poulin.
See more of Cheyl Poulin's mixed media paintings. Her new series is expanding.
For art students, this is an opportunity to showcase your work.
See what other art students are painting and creating!
View art student images and see for yourself how much fun art workshops can be!
Great art student images on display. Join a fun, creative workshop and make artwork for your friends, your home or office walls!
Pattern packets and designs by Cheryl Poulin
Here are some pattern packets designed by Cheryl Poulin. They're new and exciting.
FREE tole painting pattern.
Paint this project using this free tole painting pattern. It's easy and the design canbe used on any surface.
Earmark Studio presents its decorative painting project archives.
Here are images of projects that have been taught in this studio.
Useful art tips and techniques of all sorts! The list keeps growing!
Simple art tips to unleash the artist in you! Great for the new painter or for the more experienced artist.
Some glass painting tips and access to a great resource for glass painting.
Use these great glass painting tips and create a whole array of fabulous home accents. Start with free glass painting patterns.
Small business web design on a tight budget. I can help!
You need a website but don't know where to start. I can help you with a simple web design to get you started.
Meet Cheryl Poulin: One of Ottawa‘s most popular decorative painting teachers!
See what Cheryl Poulin is up to and how you can paint with her!
Opportunity to paint for charity. Help raise funds for PLEO!
Paint for charity and use your artistic talents to help raise money for PLEO.
Contact Cheryl
Information for contacting us about classes and workshops as well as art for sale.
workshop sign up form
here's the workshop sign up form
Stencil art and great ideas for using stencils.
Learn to use a stencil for great decorative painting techniques and backgrounds.
Share your painting stories, tips and ideas.
Here's where you can regale us with your painting stories. Want to give or get advice? This is the place to get in on the action!
Art supplies for your decorative painting or mixed media artwork!
This mixed media artist uses these fine art supplies and all sorts of ephemera.
Wall mural ideas for your viewing pleasure!
These wall mural ideas can be done in a weekend! Wonderful child wall mural.
For Ottawa original art look no further than this virtual gallery.
Available Ottawa original art from talented artists. Browse our gallery from the comfort of your home.
Studio hours for EARMARK Decorative Painting Studio!
Mark these studio hours on your calendars!
Image of furniture collage project by Cheryl Poulin.
Here's a detailed image from a furniture collage workshop.
Studio pets are wonderful companions, even if they do get into mischief!
Does your animal companion keep you entertained while you make art? A fun place for artists to share photos of their beloved studio pets!
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USED tole painting books for sale, some are like new and some show gentle wear.
Tole painting books from my personal collection. Non smoking environment. Great deals.
Create a mixed media with heart canvas to help raise funds for mental illness.
Here's a great mixed media with heart workshop. Drop by the studio and help us create these little works of art. They'll be sold to raise money for PLEO.
Handmade greeting cards and painted ornaments are fun to make.
Join in on the fun and create your own greeting cards and ornaments. I'll teach you many styles and new techniques.
This special feature page is for those who attened the mini art conference.
This password protected special feature page is for guests of the WCAS mini art conference.
Use the Earmark Site Search tool to find your way around the site.
A friendly Search Tool to help you navigate for the information you're looking for - Earmark Site Search
Handmade cards by Cheryl Poulin make it possible to purchase a little piece art!
Now you can afford a little bit of original art by Cheryl Poulin!
Lovely cat Christmas cards by Lydia Steeves, raising funds for animals in need.
Purchase these beautiful cat Christmas cards and help the Ottawa Humane Society build a future for Ottawa's animals.
Earmark Gift Certificates make a great gift for any occasion, any time!
Know a budding artist? Someone who wants to try art? Earmark Gift Certificates are the perfect idea for any occasion!
Blackboard paint for kitchens, hallways or children's playrooms. A fun project.
Follow this step-by-step blackboard paint project. See how I take a small wall in my kitchen and convert it to a great message centre! Let's see what the challenges are.
Read Earmark Studio testimonial and see if this workshop is right for you!
Here's what some participants of EAT, PLAY, PAINT Ladies' Art Retreat have had to say. Read these interesting Earmark Studio Testimonials!
Guest teacher Tracy Moreau comes to Ottawa to teach a couple of fab projects!
Here's your opportunity to meet and to paint with well-known artist Tacy Moreau. She is guest teaching at Earmark Studio and we couldn't be happier. Join in on the all-inclusive painting fun!
Vision boards are powerful tools you create to help you reach your goals.
Prepare to be self-transformed. Make your own vision boards and learn the power you have to attract what you really want into your life.
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