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June 01, 2018



A fantastic tutorial, Nancy - and that stencilled crackle on the cover is so beautiful, especially with the subtle shading around it. Love the Gothic arch cover from your early make too.
Alison x

Anne R

You are so right Nancy, it is like a who's who list at Stencil Girl!

I love the beautiful stencil you have chosen to use on your project, it looks fabulous crackled like that and the shading around the edges really shows the leaf off beautifully! As always, your tutorial is excellent and definitely one that I will be trying. Anne xx

Astrid Maclean

Oh wow Nancy, what a stunning book and a great tutorial!! Love the crackle effects and the wonderful colour tones! The first album you did using SG stencils looks absolutely AMAZING too!!!

Astrid Maclean

Hi Nancy, I am back again, just to say thanks for adding this wonderful project to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Angela Hoynes

Thank you for this tutorial. Does the spine paper have to be a heavy or thick paper?

Nancy Wethington

Hi Angela,

No. The paper I used for the spine is one-sided scrapbook paper.

Jennie Atkinson

I absolutely love your book Nancy and what a fabulous tutorial! And such fabulous use of the stencil - it combines so well with the papers and makes for a great cover. Jennie x


Love all that stencilled texture Nancy you really have created a fabulous album. That pop of copper makes it look so expensive and beautifully embellished. An opulent treat for us all.
Happy weekend hugs Tracey xx


This is brilliant and so well executed, elegant and classy! I love it to bits.
I have never try this type of binding, it is really interesting.


Oh Nancy, this is gorgeous! I've never been successful with a 1/8" binding, but I always use watercolor paper and guess it's too thick. You've certainly made it look easy, so I will try again with a different cardstock. I just love how you covered the spine this way!!! I always love a curved spine, they just look classy. :) And your crackle paste with the stencil and soft application of the Artisan Powder is perfection on paper, quite literally! :) I really enjoyed this post, thanks! Hugs, Autumn

Julia Aston

What a beautiful stenciled cover you created for this wonderful book Nancy! (I love your first photo with the bird stencil as well - I have that one from the Stencil Girls!) What an interesting binding you created to make you book as well - thanks for your in depth tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey Challenge this month - Julia xx


This is a really pretty book. I love the crackled leaf. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial. x Amanda

Nancy Wethington

Thanks everyone. I so appreciate the wonderful comments.


Beautiful crackle and that arched window is stunning! Fabulous stencil work. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Nancy Wethington

Thanks so much Alison!

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