I use the Plaid Apple Barrel Indoor/Outdoor Gloss paints. Tips if you want to paint your ornaments: paint on the reverse side of thetransparency that you stamped your image with stazon, layer on your colors in reverse, such as the snowflakes falling are splattered on before the blue background is painted. Let each color layer dry well before moving to the next ! Once it is totally dry and you are ready to insert, roll the acetate with the painted image to the inside so as not to scratch off any of your hard work ! Yes, this is much more time consuming (depending on the stamp image and detail you want to paint) than using markers, but the look is totally different and well worth it. I top it off with decorative snow texture medium that I sprinkle glitter on, let dry for 24 hours before adding the ribbon. This is the first one I made like this, liked the results so well I made dozens more for gifts !