Decorating with stencils isn't as hard as you think. The whole trick is to use as little paint as possible. Place the design (or cut out just the design you want). Apply Post-it notes or masking tape along the edges or over adjacent designs that will not be included. Stipple or roll paint inside the design. TIP! Stipple or roll off most of the paint before painting inside the design. The paint does not have to provide total coverage; it will still look fabulous! The trays were primed with Vintage Furniture Paint, which was also used to paint the designs.