Society of Decorative Painters
Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. The Society of Decorative Painters was organized in 1972 to act as a central dissemination point for information about activities related to decorative painting, to raise and to maintain a high standard for the art of decorative painting, and to stimulate interest in and appreciation for the art form. The Society of Decorative Painters boasts over 22,000 members throughout the United States and forty-two other countries.
I love these pallets. I have one for my warm yellows, 1 for cool yellows and you can write on the 2 big wells with the colors that are above ;if you use a woodless graphite pencil, it won't rub off easily. This way I know the exact color and color bias for my red, blues, yellows, violets, greens, and oranges. I find I only need one for my white, black/grey tints and earth tone water colors. For stains, I clean off with olive oil then follow with soap and water so oil doesn't get into my watercolor pigments.
I used these stencils with my students to make Christmas cards, and they were so excited with the results, as was I. We also decided to make Christmas Thank you cards for them to send out of state relatives who sent them gifts, and they couldn't wait to send them out! How's that for getting kids to even do that? Normally it's tough just getting them to sign their names on one! They were used 100's of times, and are still in perfect condition!!