OK! I have completed my basic blender part of this tutorial. It goes as far as creating a very simple rectangular model and exporting it for use in GIMP. I am looking for someone willing to walk through it and comment on weak areas. I wont be offended. I am new to blender and gimp too and want this to be good!
Claudio - you cannot apply
I want it to be someone without very much experience with blender. I am going to ask you to proof my final document for any improvements!