I personally love pen work and creating on the porcelain. But was encouraged by my students to do my own decals! Many of them, are born on the porcelain. I first draw on the porcelain piece and if my students like them a lot, I then pick up the decal. They are very useful for those who thrive on pen work or don't know how to draw. They bridge the gap for so many people that without them would not even risk the pleasure of painting on porcelain!! Let your imagination play!