At first I was surprised of the creamy consistancy, but after painting with it, I liked it . You use less less water then with other paints I have. I left it on my thigh over night and it looked the same as when I put it on! Still as bright and no smearing or fading. This paint will br great for stenciling because you use less water. . I have been wantting to try Kraze paints for a while now and I am happy that I did. Next I will order some split cakes. They have some great color combinations.