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've been using Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Technical Pens since 1969. My aunt bought me my first set when I was 12 and I have used them daily ever since. I love the fact that I can mix my ink colors to match my watercolor or my wardrobe and use "Pelikan Drawing Ink A" almost exclusively. Though the inks made by Koh-I-Noor and Winsor Newton are satisfactory.
If you are a beginner, I would NOT recommend purchasing anything smaller than an 0 (0.35 mm). Even as a professional I find cleaning a 4x0 to be a challenge. I work most often with a 2x0, and find them to produce the smoothest flow, if kept clean.
My clay was very useful, and I put it to work a lot; however, after a month, you could tell it was drying out. It's as hard as a rock now. I reccomend getting a smaller container to use in a small period of time!
- Larke R. in Lebanon, KS
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