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.
Lanaquarelle cold press is a beautiful paper for watercolor and gouache. It does not hold up to drafting tape as a masking method, but can take masking fluids. The paint continues to slowly and evenly disperse across a wet surface, applied even after the wet sheen subsides, so be careful not to over-paint during wet on wet or dispersion will go too far. It is a great paper for very surprising subtle and delicate effects, as well as bold and saturated washes, which apply easily and evenly. I am glad I tried this paper and I would definitely use it again and again.
I use these markers for children's illustrations, and they are wonderful. I do wish there were more color options for colors. I've found the light colors too few, especially when working with skin tones These pens last a very long time and work well with all sorts of papers. The tip options make this a great marker for precision coloring.