Nina’s Album Cover

P7070475Nina Rogano (Нина Рогано) is a Russian mixed-media artist who has sent us all sorts of fun links to her blog. She has promised to make some more projects using our stencils, but we just couldn’t wait. So here is one of our faves: An album that she created from scratch!

P7060331-001If you want to see the whole construction of the book, click here (it’s in Russian, but good ole’ Google translate helps out quite a bit!). I’ll show the highlights below.

(Love bookmaking!!)



Spread PVA primer (glue?) on the bookboard. Spread the book fabric out, place the primed board face down, with 4mm space between the board pieces.


Note the spacing of all of the bookboard pieces. (I think this may be a bookbinding kit…though you can cut your own bookboard if you have a sharp knife and a very good straight edge ruler.) Beginners – go for the kit!!


With a quick drying glue, glue down the overlapping edges of the fabric to the back fo the bookboard.


P7060338 Prime with a little more PVA glue on the front. Let dry.


Nina used the 12×12 Woodgrain stencil (TCW236) plus modeling paste to create texture.

TCW236 Wood Grain revised

TCW236 Woodgrain Stencil


Let this completely dry before adding more layers.


From here, Nina added lace and chipboard cutouts (with PVA glue, I think.)


Then she highlighted areas with very bright acrylic paint…let dry.


And now tone it down with gold, bronze and silver acrylic paint.


And here is the finished book cover! (Note the woodgrain texture on the lower left). Thanks Nina!!








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