Stenciling my pool table

I decided to paint my pool table this weekend after having the idea of these branches and birds.  I had a bit of trouble at first, but soon found a good way to achieve this effect.  It works very well on flat surfaces with little bumps and doesn't cost much at all.  I used contact paper with designs cut out and first tried spray painting it.  This was a bad idea and ended up seeping through the edges.  I found it works best to use a precision brush and carefully layer the exposed area.  Latex paint worked well.  It was pretty simple.  I may add more to the table in the future.  The great thing is if I ever get tired of it I can totally redo it.