Color the Emotion

Pick a few colors and create without stiffness.


Paint Dollies and Vintage Beauty!

Paint flowers, cakes, lace, and dollies and build a fictional decorative world.

Create a beautiful and comforting world that has some jazz too. Enjoy painting flowers, lace, cakes, dollies, and get inspiration from vintage decorations.

Decodashery is an online art class for you who want to …

  • paint luscious images that make hearts sing
  • learn simple tips and tricks for beautiful decorations
  • get inspired by vintage bouquets, accessories, and delicacies
  • jazz up your art – change the ordinary to the extraordinary and have fun with your imagination!
Delicious art from Decodashery, an online art class by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Watercolors, Gouache, Acrylic Paints – Use What You Have!

You can use any leftover paints. Just make sure you have opaque white paint too. If you only have watercolors, buy a white gouache tube to go with them.

You also need a few brushes, especially a small one for details. You can use a variety of papers, from sketching paper to watercolor and mixed media papers. Decodashery is a class where you can dig into your stash!

Let’s Paint a Beautiful and Comforting World!

The class has 14 videos (over 3,5 hours of edited inspiring and instructional content) and a 23-page complementary document. You will not only get instructions for the projects but also see how you can build inspirational collections from the pieces that you create.

Floraldashery, the first lesson of the art class Decodashery, created by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Lesson 1 – Floraldashery

Let’s paint roses, pansies, leaves, and all that makes a beautiful bouquet. Imagine having a flower shop for the very best customer – yourself!

Videos: 1) Intro – Shop in a Box, 2) Let’s Paint Roses, 3) Let’s Paint Pansies, 4) Let’s Paint Leaves, Irises, and Gold, 5) Floraldashery (painting)

Decocakery, the second lesson of the class Decodashery, created by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Lesson 2 – Decobakery

Let’s paint doilies, ruffles, berries, chocolate, and cream, everything that makes life precious and delicious. Imagine having a little haberdashery or cake bakery that we can’t resist!

Videos: 1) Intro – Behind the Scenes, 2) Let’s Paint Doilies, 3) Let’s Paint Ruffles, 4) Let’s Paint Cream Cakes, 5) Let’s Paint Fantasy Cakes

Dollydressery, the third lesson of the class Decodashery, created by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Lesson 3 – Dollydressery

Let’s paint dollies and dress them. In the world of Decodashery, there’s room for all shapes and sizes, and when the doilies and cakes turn to hats and dresses, it’s all good.

Videos: 1) Intro – Inspiration Timeline, 2) Let’s Paint Dolly Faces, 3) Fancydashery (collage), 4) Chocodashery (painting)

Bonus: Membership for Art Community Bloom and Fly!

With the class, you will also get a basic membership for the Bloom and Fly Facebook group, where you can share your work and have conversations with fellow artists. This membership is for the end of 2024, so you can continue painting and sharing your art for the whole year.

From the Class Creator, Artist Paivi Eerola

Decodashery explores the decorative side of art. It’s inspired by Jane Austen movies, old jazz clubs, Russian handpainted floral plates, and skillful crocheters and cake makers around the world. What started as a simple idea to paint a little rose to my box of joy – the box of handmade collage pieces – eventually revealed the whole world of Decodashery, where limitations lead to liberation.

Artist Paivi Eerola and her online art class Decodashery

When I dove deeper into decorative art, I discovered this fun route – starting with the ordinary can gradually lead to the extraordinary. After all, nobody is ordinary, and all art has the possibility to become extraordinary.

Is Decodashery for beginners?
Yes! If you are over 18 and have tried to hold a brush before, welcome!

I love period dramas and vintage designs. Is Decodashery for me?
Yes! Your thrift-store finds and other treasures will inspire you to paint after this class!

Art needs to be useful! I don’t want to create without a purpose. Is Decodashery for me?
Yes! The projects of Decodashery work great as cards, and they are also suitable for decorating boxes and other things. You can also use them for collages in an art journal. All art doesn’t have to get framed.

I want to loosen up and relax – is Decodashery for me?
Yes, but Decodashery is not a class where you splash paint uncontrollably. We begin in a vintage style that’s based on the beauty of single strokes. But once the class progresses, our collection becomes more imaginative, and the magic of art is revealed. This class is especially for you who want to work with beauty, but also get to play with all the prettiness.

This class helped re-spark my imagination. And I am once again painting and I am able to enjoy that time without letting in the worries.

Cathy Cale, USA

Yes, I want Decodashery!

You will get the lessons immediately after the purchase!

Price: 50 EUR (about 55 USD)

Pay with a credit card or PayPal.

Technology Needed + Refund Policy

All the information and services are provided in electronic format. You will need Internet access and a personal email account. The document is in PDF format, and the videos are offered as a streaming service. You can access the material as long as you want if you download the document and the videos to your computer within 6 months after the purchase. If you download videos, you will also need an application to view and download MP4 videos. You have to be over 18 to join the Bloom and Fly community. All sales are final.

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