If you are running out of live canvases to practice on, a practice head or mat will really help you perfect your designs. Do the heads stain? Yes they do. Many people claim that using a magic eraser and rubbing alcohol or coconut oil works to get out a lot of the stains. The practice boards will rarely have issues with staining and they pack flat! They are great for making your own design boards, just snap pics and collage a poster of your latest offereings. Just keep painting, just keep painting! . Please note: DVDS, books, magazines, practice boards and downloadables cannot be returned.