Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Destination Unknown

Hello friends and happy April!  Jane from Jane Bellante Art here.  I've been starting to ride my bike again and I have been so inspired by the abandoned barns I have been riding past.  The rusty patina is so gorgeous, so this month, I wanted to play with those same colors and I decided to make a little concertina book featuring some of my favorite stencils: Sidewalk 2 of Puerto Rico and Sidewalk 3 of Puerto Rico.  

I used a random piece of cotton paper that was actually gifted to me by a lovely artist who was cleaning out her studio.  Then I grabbed some Oxide Distress Sprays and some Distress Inks along with Titanium White heavy body acrylic and some different fibrous papers and started to play.  While playing and exploring, I discovered that I was looking for more interest, so I grabbed the Wheels stencil and the Four Square Quilt small stencil and started to layer them in with the Titanium White, and some of the Distress Inks.  So much fun!!!!

I had so much fun playing with these four stencils! And I really want to encourage you to play and explore as well. So much learning comes from pure play with your Stencil Girl stencils and all of the different mediums you can use.  If you would like to see the sped up step-by-step video tutorial you can watch on YouTube right here: 

I hope you enjoyed this concertina tutorial this month and thank you so much for being here! You can find me at @janebellanteart on all social media platforms, and at https://www.janebellanteart.com

Products used:

Stencil Girl Stencils:

Titanium White Heavy Body

Tim Holtz for Ranger Oxide Sprays in Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, and Walnut

Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo

Various Fibrous Papers

Have a great day!





  1. Love this book Jane! Your inspiration from the WI barns is so cool!

  2. Love the book!

  3. I love the texture here!

    1. Thanks so much! You know I love texture ❤️❤️

    2. Love, love love this!!

  4. Jane; you didn’t grow up in Pennsylvania by any chance did you? I went to high school with two Bellante boys and don’t think I’ve seen the name anywhere since then.


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