yeah man, cut the stencils then paint them with acrylics. looked into getting some spraypaint last summer but the shop had no black or white each time i went so it just wasn't worth it. i'd like to try it eventually but for now my process is just as you mentioned.
I know what you mean. I've been trying to get paint for weeks now (no joke). We have a local Montana shop, but they are on a laid back schedule & sort of come in when they want. It wouldn't be a problem except I work nights, so I'm crashing out when they roll in.