Pay for Publication Program

Our Pay for Publication program was created to introduce consumers and painters to all of DecoArt’s quality products, while generating recognition for participating publishing artists. We believe this will expand the skill levels of painters while encouraging more people to paint.

This program is designed to help the independent publishing designers and artists who support our products. DecoArt realizes and greatly appreciates the valuable contribution that designers and artists make to the craft, decorative painting, fine arts, and mixed media industries. Frankly, we would not have much of an industry without our designers and artists!

Helping Artists who have been published are welcome to submit requests for payment for consideration under the following guidelines.


Important Notes:

  • DecoArt will only pay for a project once.
  • In order for payment to be authorized, the publication must properly recognize DecoArt products by brand name, with specific colors or product descriptions listed.
          Template: Company Name + Brand / Product Family Name + Color Name
          Example: DecoArt Americana Decor Outdoor Living Wildflower
          Example: DecoArt Americana Vivid Violet
          Example: DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Ballerina
          Example: DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Peacock Pearl
  • The publication must not feature any competitors’ products.

Books (printed and electronic)

Payment will be determined by how many purchased printed copies and/or paid downloads you have within the first year of publication.

  • All books must have 25 or more pages.
  • Electronic and/or written proof of sales will be required with your payment request.
  • DecoArt does not pay for spiral, self-published books.
  • Maximum payment per book is $500, regardless of the number of artists, projects, or articles published. If multiple artists work together to publish a book, the single payment amount will be evenly distributed among all contributing artists.
Copies Sold Payment
1000 – 2500 $200
2501 – 5000 $300
5001 – 10,000 $400
10,001 and up $500

Maximum payment per book is $500, regardless of number of projects or articles published. Electronic and/or written proof of sales will be required with your payment request. DecoArt does not pay for spiral, self-published books.


Magazines (printed and electronic)

Payment will be determined by the number of paid subscribers at the time of publication.

  • The maximum payment per single magazine issue is $500, regardless of the number of projects or articles published.
  • Electronic and/or written proof of the subscriber base size will be required with your payment request.
  • All free online magazines/e-zines will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the number of downloads per project; proof of downloads will be required.
  • Projects that are published in preferred magazines are eligible for an additional payment of $500 per article.
    • These preferred publications include, but are not limited to: Martha Stewart publications, Better Homes and Gardens publications, O – The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Day publications, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Southern Living, and Southern Weddings.
    • An additional $200 is available for those projects that appear on the cover of the preferred publications listed above.
Paid Subscribers Payment when
1-4 DecoArt products
are used
Payment when
5+ DecoArt products
are used
1000 – 5000 $50 $100
5001 – 10,000 $100 $200
10,001 – 30,000 $150 $300
30,001 – 50,000 $175 $350
50,001 and up $200 $400


Printed Pattern Packets — Physical pattern packets that are available for sale at shows, conventions, classes, or in retail shops.

  • Payment will be $25 per packet
  • These packets must be submitted five at a time
  • A scanned copy of the front of the pattern packet and the supply list must be attached when requesting payment.

Electronic Pattern Packets — Digital pattern packets that are bought and downloaded from an online store or from your personal website

  • Payment will be $15 per packet
  • These packets must be submitted five at a time
  • A scanned copy of the front of the pattern packet and the supply list must be attached when requesting payment.

Project DVDs
Payment will be determined by how many copies you have sold within the first year of publication. A copy of the DVD must be mailed to DecoArt for review before the payment request is processed.

Copies Sold Payment
50 – 100 $50
101 – 200 $100
201 and up $150


YouTube Project/Product Tutorials
Payment will be based on the total number of views within the first year a video is published. Screenshots or links that show the number of views will be required at the time of submission.

Views Payment
1000 – 5000 $50
5001 – 10,000 $75
10,001 and up $100


Note about online publications (blogs, e-zines, online videos, online tutorials)
Other limited online publishing opportunities are available by publishing projects specifically to the DecoArt blog, as a paid contributor. DecoArt solicits posts, with the content residing on the contributor’s blog or the DecoArt blog. To be selected as a paid DecoArt blog contributor, the blogger must be registered as a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. You can become a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program by applying online.

Note about television appearances
Television appearances are paid for only when DecoArt is contacted and issues are discussed prior to booking the appearance.

Note about international publications
Our online Pay for Publication request form is intended for US publications only. If you want to submit an internationally published book, magazine article, or DVD, please contact Rosemary Reynolds at rreynolds@decoart.com for further information.

Payment procedures
To submit your a request for payment, complete the Pay for Publication Request Form on this site.

In order for payment to be authorized, the publication must call for DecoArt products by brand name with specific colors or product descriptions listed. The publication must not feature any competitors’ products.

There is no limit to the number of books, articles, pattern packets, DVDs, or videos you may submit. All submissions must be within one year of publication date. DecoArt will only pay for a single project one time, no matter if it is published in several locations.

DecoArt reserves the right to determine all fees paid.

Your Social Security number must be on file with the Helping Artist Coordinator or in the Blogger Outreach Program before any payments can be made. We will report income to the IRS for any artist who receives more than $600 in payments annually.

For questions about your requests or information about submitting via postal mail, contact the Helping Artist Coordinator, Rosemary Reynolds, at (606) 365-3193, (800) 477-8478, or (800) 367-3047 ext. 5073 or by email at rreynolds@decoart.com.