Global liquid paints have a unique property. They resist water better than a cake makeup and you can make bold dots and lines that won't blend in to the colors beneath them. Since the paint is very thick, it is hard to spill if the container knocks over. I just work out of the lid of the paint at my gigs. You can also use these for sponging over stencils too. You will get the right moisture consistency for clean stencil work.