Suteki Stencil StationWednesday, May 13, 2015
Earlier this year, Imports Dragon debuted one of their newest items for children - Suteki. Derived from the Japanese word meaning "awesome", Suteki was designed to empower kids to unleash their inner artist by allowing them to create their own layered art pieces.
For review, our family received a kit that contained two sets of stencils (a dog with shades and a zombie girl), four paint colours (Shadow Ninja Black, Bubble Pop Pink, Caterpillar Crush Green and Duck Fluff Yellow), a pink frame, a blue frame, a paint sponge, a pallet, paper and cardboard.
Initially, we weren't achieving promising results until we realized we were using paint strokes instead of dabbing. If you try to apply the paint using a wiping motion, the paint will appear more faded. However, if you apply the paint by dabbing repeatedly, then it looks much nicer. It even gives the final art piece a textured look.
While my daughter enjoyed painting the dog stencil after mastering the technique, I could have lived without the cleanup afterwards. I suggest you rinse the stencils as soon as you're done with them because once the paint dries, they become all the more difficult to clean.
Designed for kids ages 5 to 12, Suteki is available in a variety of themes including Zany Animals, Wheels, Action Super Stars and Monster Damage. They are currently available in stores across Canada.
Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.