Our new duvet set (and my lemur with glow in the dark eyes...that never turn off):
The lamp (aaaand now nothing else in the room is red):
First, tape the stencil to the surface. This helps secure it, but you still want to hold the stencil taut during small details.
Then paint. I just used a regular ol' acrylic paint. I used gold. Think about how your colors with layer on your surface.
But, this lamp isn't done yet! I'm going to paint the base (probably gold) as well as paint these Ikea end tables cream or white. I'll share the finished pics later.