Video by Beth MacKinney for creating a stencil palette for airbrushing

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During an event, it is important to be able to do your best work while moving as quickly as possible. When I'm airbrushing, the best use of my time is in creating designs rather than searching for stencils in a file or book, so I created a stencil palette to help me keep them accessible but safe from occasional wind gusts which might whisk them off my work surface. 

If you'd like to create your own stencil palette, you'll need the followings supplies:

• Black foam board
• Heavy duty packing tape
• Double-sided tape
• Clear contact paper
• 3x4 photo holders
• 4x6 photo holders
• Card stock or paper
• Scissors
* Metal straight-edge/ruler
• Sharp bladed cutter, such as an X-acto knife
• Stencils (Wiser Stencils for airbrushing)

Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials.

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