California Society of Printmakers
The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) was formed in 1968 by a merger of the California Society of Etchers, founded in 1913, and the Bay Printmakers Society, founded in 1955. This makes the CSP the oldest printmaking society functioning in the United States today. The current membership is composed of printmakers as well as art historians, supporters of the arts, art institutions and collectors; all committed to the print medium. The CSP is dedicated to enlarging understanding of contemporary printmaking among artists and the public, locally and nationally. Today, CSP has approximately 250 artist members, 19 honorary members, and 12 associate and patron memberships. CSP publishes the annual California Printmaker Journal and the semi-annual California Printmaker News brief.
I received a pot of gold and one of silver in a "hand me down" box from a friend that included a variety of paints and other art treasures! So I do not know how old these products are. I tried the gold right away on an embossed piece I had laying around and was amazed at how beautiful it worked out. I have been using another gold product in the past, and it is no where near as beautiful as this. I am a believer, and will use Treasure gold forever!
I use welbond glue on my mosaics, glass to glass, and when I put water on it after it has been set and is clear, I have found that it will turn white again and come loose. I love the glue but found this not something I want to use for project that get wet like being outside etc. I found that a Silicone glue that is waterproof worked better for my projects.
I used Porcelaine 150 about 14 years ago on some glasses; they have been washed over and over in the dishwasher, and the color is still bright and beautiful. I did bake them in the oven as the directions specified. This is a great product!
- Linda in Dripping Springs, Tx
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