Eco StencilsEco-friendly stencil - the intricate detail cuts are preserved using this medium density cardstock, made from recycled paper. They hold up well for drybrush stenciling; however pasting success (using various mediums), varies depending on the medium used...but giving a coat of varnish to both sides helps greatly (thanks Phyllis for that tip!). They are affordably priced, for one or two time usage, as care determines....f(or dry-brushing they will hold up great for several usages, but pasting your stencils with Modeling Paste or Stucco Mediums we find the results may vary - we found that they work best with the DA Modeling Paste). Give them a try, you can experiment and see what works best for you. What a great stocking stuffer for your artsy/craftsy friends!.We recommend the varnishing - great idea!