Hello. Thanks for the kind words.
pinokeeo~ I did use I stencil I found at Michael's Craft Store and I sealed it with just a clear spray paint.
The first time I tried painting with the stencil I got a little heavy handed with the paint which caused the paint to run under the stencil (lesson learned). After I re-sanded them, I painted the stencils in 2 steps by gently misting them, letting them dry, and spraying them again.