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Me, Myself and I

As the sun sets on another beautiful spring day, I find myself experimenting with a new technique called pochoir.   What is pochoir?  Pochoir is French for stencil.  Merriam-Webster defines it as: "a stencil process for making coloured prints or adding colour to a printed key illustration."  While Britannia defines it as "distinguished from ordinary stencilling, is a highly refined technique of making fine limited editions of stencil prints.  It is often called hand colouring or hand illustration."  I'm not sure I have reached the 'fine' aspect of pochoir, as this is my first attempt at using the technique, for a book of five panels folded in accordion or leporello style.   What is a leporello ? Abe Books defines a leporello as, " printed material folded into an accordion-pleat style. Sometimes known as a concertina fold, it is a method of parallel folding with the folds alternating between front and back.    Many leporellos are used as a way of tel