Video: How to Organize Your Airbrush Stencils


I chose a binder system because I didn't like using file folders for my airbrush stencils. In a folder, the stencils tended to get caught on one another, and I still had to shuffle through them to find what I needed. I realized when I moved them into a binder, that because most had their own pocket, it was easier to label, organize, and find what I needed.. 

To create the system above, you'll need the following supplies:

• Durable binder—preferably plastic
• Page protectors with nine pockets (the type for collecting baseball cards)
• Page protectors with two pockets and flaps (Martha Stewart brand)
• Wiser stencils
Bad Ass stencils (BAM and Hot Wingz)
• Sticky notes (to identify categories at a glance)
• Packing tape (to make sticky notes more durable)
• Permanent marker (to mark pockets)

I realized after I finished the video that I called the Bad Ass stencils BAMs, because I primarily use the Bad Ass Minis when I'm face painting, so I've gotten into the habit of referring to all of the Bad Ass stencils that way. Just keep in mind that what I'm really referring to in the video when I say BAMs is the brand of Bad Ass stencils which includes the Bad Ass Minis as well as Hot Wingz and their other stencils.

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.