To avoid the risk of bleeding under the stencil, makeup wedges and petal shaped sponges work great to apply paint, temporary tattoo inks or dry powders.
Sponges should be slightly damp. It is best to apply water to the paint and then pick up the wet creamy paint with your damp or dry sponge
To avoid smudging, carefully wipe TAPS off with a moist sponge (and let dry) or a dry paper towel between uses, and make sure that you are painting over a dry base.
When tapping the paint hold the stencil firmly against the skin using the 2 tabs on each side of the design.
To create a 3-D effect tap with one colour, then slide the stencil over slightly and tap with a second colour.