I did my first papel picado pattern. Results were okay, however I am not thrilled with my ability to hold a steady hand. But I now have a better idea what tools and techniques are going to work. Having a stencil made from a thick transparency would be better than the paper printout I used. When I went to the craft stores I didn't care for any of the stencils available. Also I think using craft punches is going to be alot easier and quicker. I used a small heart punch on the outside of this one.