Paintstiks are an oil-based paint in solid form. They come in both regular and iridescent colors. When new or having not been used for sometime they will develop a "skin" on the surface. Use a paper towel to rub off the skin and get to the creamy consistency of the paint. Place a piece of wax paper on your work surface and stroke the paintstik across the wax paper in order to have a "palette" of color from which to work. Using a stencil brush, pick up color, work out excess on your palette or a paper towel and use a dry-brush technique to apply the color to stencil. Dry brushing means that your brush has very little color left in it and the buildup of color will be determined by how much you brush over it. Work with a circular motion from the outside of the stencil, lightening the color as you reach the inside. This will develop the shaded effect that makes the designs so attractive.
Paintstiks can be purchased in sets or individuals sticks.
Tri-Color Paintstik Sets $15.00 ea
|RR001 Primary: Yellow, Red, Blue||RR003 Classic: Sap Green, Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue|
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|RR004 Toning: Black, White, Raw Umber||RR005 Popular: Med Pink, Purple Sage, Teal Blue|
Iridescent Tri-Color Sets $19.00 ea
|RR007 Spring: Leaf Green, Pink, Turquoise||RR008 Summer: Green, Dk Blue, Purple|
|RR009 Autumn: Yellow Gold, Orange, Red||RR010 Winter: White, Charcoal, Brown|
Six Color Packs: Regular $40.00, Iridescent $54.00
|RR126 Traditional Set: Pewter Gray, Barn Red, Celadon Green, Dusty Rose, Wedgewood Blue, Yellow Ochre||