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First, an apology

Well, I ended the first post of my new blog rather abruptly. I didn’t say good luck, good bye, or anything to let you know I was finished. I just quit. Sorry about that. I’ll try to do better from now on.

Wow, do I feel stupid.

Step by Step

  • This next 2-page spread is easy to do; it’s a painted background with stenciling and a few words of hand-printed text.
  • I painted the backgrounds of both pages to resemble a landscape. I used London Blue, and Vibrant Turquoise in the sky area, and Lime Green in the center third of the pages, and Chopped Pesto on the bottom third, all Dylusions Paints.
  • In the sky area I used White Linen on portions of Stencil Girl Stencil L568 .
  • Along the bottom third I stenciled a mixed grayish brown of Melted Chocolate with a touch of gray, using a stone wall stencil TCW 191S. TCW stands for The Crafter’s Workshop.
  • On the left side of the left page I stenciled a bare-branched tree with VersaMark and colored it with a brown Pan Pastel color. There are no markings on the stencil so I cannot tell you who made it.
  • In the middle third I stenciled several trees with a light brown using TCW 251S stencil.
  • The large stencil of the houses is STS (Stencil Girl Stencil) L444. It is not large enough to cover the width of both pages so I repeated an area in the middle to get it the size I wanted.
  • The words, “There’s No Place Like Home”, are hand printed with a Fude Ball Pen and outlined with a white Posca Pen to make them stand out.
  • After it is all completely dry I used a Pitt pen to paint a narrow band around one edge at a time then smeared it with my finger before it dried to get a smooth and faded edge. I did this only on the top, bottom, and outside edges.
  • Now you are finished.


I have no special talents, I am just passionately curious. Albert Einstein