Decorative Painting, Folk Art Painting, Tole Painting...
Call it what you want, it has a unique appeal to crafters of all kinds.
For those of us who love to create and explore new crafts and techniques, this form of art is especially additive. This is also the perfect hobby for those who like to alter items for home decoration, for use in crafts, and scrapbooking.
This is can be an art, craft, or hobby that is affordable, and a great way to Craft-Cycle.
Did you know that this art form has its own membership society? While there may be many similar groups throughout the world, the most well known group for these artists is the Society of Decorative Painters, which has a membership of around 22,000 individuals.
The Society of Decorative Painters defines decorative painting as a diverse art form that utilizes a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces.
Decorative artists are among some of the best recyclers, or as we say...Craft-Cyclers, of the art and craft communities. Decorative painters do no limit themselves to canvas or paper, they often use items that can be found around the house.
Some common items that are used are: tin objects, wood crafts, scrapbooking, utensils (wood or tin), gardening objects, furniture, tables chairs, frames, chests, toys, jewelry, coffee pots, and metal objects.