Barbara Nielsen, CDA

Welcome to my website where you can browse through Decorative Painting Pattern Packets, E-packets and Books that include patterns, photos and complete instructions for using pen and ink with acrylic washes.

Most of my projects are painted on wood and almost everything is available from Creative Woodworks. The patterns may also be used with watercolors, oils or colored pencils on different papers, watercolor paper or canvas.

Love and Happy Painting to all,


Barbara Nielsen, CDA SEMINAR Barbara Nielsen, CDA

I will be teaching a seminar “Seasons Sampler” for the NCDA on October 28, 2023, in Hayward, CA. in person and on Zoom. It is an older project that was in a magazine and later in a packet, but I have never taught it before. For more information, please contact Donna Singer (510) 325-6181 or email at¬†or on their website


Barbara Nielsen, CDAFALL PATTERN PACKETS Barbara Nielsen Designs

Happy Harvest Sampler

Pattern Packet PP-47
E-Packet E-47

Happy Scarecrow

Pattern Packet PP-67
E-Packet E-67