I primarily used the system for painting poppers. However, it can be used for many art projects I am sure. I have accumulated dozens of Copic pens over the years, but can't find the compressed air cans anymore. Guess I will eventually buy one of those small air compressors. That said, I put a base coat on and then use various templates for additional design marking on the bugs. I'm not good at it, but the fish don't seem to care. I always cut the hole for the rubber legs before I do any painting. Legs will be one of the last things I put on. I make the bass bug size and the bream size from the pre-cut stock I purchase. Oh, my wife reminded me that I have painted some stenciled labels for her. That justified my purchases.