The paints come in wonderful rich colors and the coverage is fantastic. The paints can be used on anything from chipboard to heavy card stock and a lot more. The brush selection you get covers any size you would need for all of the stamps in the collection. All of the brushes can be cleaned up with just water so there is no special treatment you have to give them.
You can practice all the brush strokes from the stamp set you select before you even start your project. The practice boards are laminated and you can paint over the example until you get it right. You can stamp the image you select on your project in black permament ink but if you want the image to not show as much you can stamp the image in a lighter color ink. The stamp is a guide just so you know where to put the paint, kind of like coloring in between the lines.
In the sample I made here, I used a piece of heavy card stock and painted the base with bright purple. In the DVD that is also available Sheena shows you how to make some really pretty backgrounds. The one I used was the crackle backgroud and I was surprised how easy it was. I then stamped the image in a light brown permanent ink on the dried oval cardstock and started painting away following the steps and instructions that came with the stamp set. There is a large array of products that Crafter's Companion sells that you can paint on and I think I will be making most of my Christmas gifts this year. They are called Eco Green Crafts and includes shapes, books and frames just to mention a few. What's better is that these products are all Eco friendly and made with recycled materials. The paints are low or no VOC.
I know several of us have said how easy this is and it really is. None of us have any acrylic painting experience but look at the projects we have been making. You really CAN do this, and whats even more amazing is it is FUN!