I found myself again with a blank cover that I had to paint. :)
As I usually do, I taped off a boarder and started with gesso, but this time I put a stencil down first - I wanted the brown to show through. I laid down thin layers of paint with various stencils - I really dig MaryBeth's club design this month and used all three stencils from the set. I also used a few non-club stencils. The birds are from a few months ago - it's they are one of my favorites! I used paint markers to paint the birds in a streaked fashion.
I'm off to look for more bland space in my house!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!