I’m a big fan of the solid cream stencil paints, especially of the way they shade and blend. If you’re stenciling an allover wallpaper pattern, they may not be the best option, but for stenciling motifs on fabrics or free-form stenciling on walls, they’re still my paint of choice. Unfortunately, many of these paints are getting harder to find. Some brands have discontinued them altogether, while others have greatly reduced the colors available. Here’s a guide to which paints are still available, and where you might be able to purchase them.
Shiva Artists Paintstiks
Shiva Artists Paintstiks are perfect for stenciling on walls or fabric. A solid oil paint in stick form, using them is similar to the solid cream stenciling paints, but they come in a wider variety of colors, including some fabulous iridescents. Readily available at Amazon.com and online art supply stores like Dick Blick.
Easy Blend Stencil Paint
Delta Stencil Paint Cremes
These are my favorite stencil paints, but they are getting harder and harder to find online, so you might want to stock up if you come across them in your local crafts store. Amazon, and there are sometimes listings available on eBay.has some colors on closeout, I found a few colors on
Plaid Stencil Decor Dry Brush Paints
Plaid discontinued its Stencil Décor Dry Brush Stencil Paints a few years back, making them increasingly difficult to find. If you really need this paint, your best bet is probably eBay. Alternatively, it may be time to try a stencil paint that’s more readily available, like the Shiva Paintstiks.