I thought I would show off a couple water color portraits I did for my sister for her birthday. When I give these as gifts (I did one for my mother-in-law for Christmas too). I always get a "Wow, how did you do that?". I use a stenciling technique that involves using masking fluid to keep the white areas white. If you would like to learn the technique there is a tutorial located here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301135.0 . Thank you weighanchor for a great tutorial!