Paints and Templates
The key to working with paints is to keep your brush fairly dry. If you have too much paint on your brush it will leak under the edges of the template. Foam or stiff stenciling brushes work best. Dip the tip of the brush in paint then blot it until it’s fairly dry. Apply the paint with an up and down motion as opposed to a brush stroke.
Chalks and Templates
Chalks give a soft, pretty look. They are easy to blend, even within the boundaries of a template. Another advantage to chalks is they erase easily so if you don’t like the effect you’ve achieved, you can start over.
Use a pen, marker or pencil with your template, then cover your tracings with glitter glue.
Use embossing ink pads with doodling templates, then emboss.
Use the template as a guide for placing bling, brads or other embellishments.
Get those templates out and start playing!