I am a very hands on artist! All of my stencils are hand traced. I have worked with multiple stencil papers and this type of papers works great with my method! I used a ballpoint pen to trace my art and it works great! There have been other papers that I have to press really hard to get any type of stencil on it causing my thumb and hands to hurt but with this paper it is so easy! Absolutely loved will for sure get more soon!