Cathedral Window Journal Spread by Megan Whisner Quinlan
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Cathedral Window Journal Spread by Megan Whisner Quinlan

Cathedral Window Journal Spread by Megan Whisner Quinlan

By: Ranger |

Books & Journals | Dina Wakley Media

Get inspired to create a mixed media spread on the denim pages of the Dina Wakley MEdia Blue Journal with this tutorial by Megan Whisner Quinlan. Here, Megan shares how she takes the intimidation out of staring at a blank page and breaks down techniques into simple steps.

Instructions 

When facing the blank page, the art journaler can feel intimidated. Using simple techniques, you can have a little fun and add some interest to a page with some doors or in this case some beautiful cathedral windows. Follow along to learn how to add this simple design to your next art journal spread.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 1

Step 1: Gather your supplies. Here is a picture of the two stamp sets that were used in the project. However, you can use any other stamps for your window’s focal images, as long as they are small enough to fit inside.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 2

Step 2: Stamp the three cathedral window and focal images onto white cardstock with Archival Ink. You could also choose one window several times depnding on your preferences. Cut out your images.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 3

Step 3: Take your window cutouts (stamped side up) and place them on top of the identical image and stamp on the underside. This way, when your windows “open” they will have the same print on the inside. Cut your windows in half.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 4

Step 4: Stencil the Mantra text in turqoise all over a white piece of cardstock with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 5

Step 5: Glue down your focal images onto the stenciled cardstock. Decide where you want each of your window sets to lay, on top of your images. (You can leave more less “white” space depending on the look you want to achieve). Once you have your layout settled, staple your window along the outer side of each window frame. Cut out window structure to the exact shape of the window.

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 6

Step 6: To create a background, stencil randomly onto your journal page (here the denim page was used).

Cathedral Window Journal Spread Step 7

Step 7: Glue your windows to your page with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.

 


  • Bev McKay on

    very cool thanks for sharing

  • Sue Brockman on

    I loved this page I am new to Art Journaling, and have fallen i love with the entire process of making Art, then adding to the journal ideas, etc to the page I have the Cathedral stamps and I love them, just purchased them for Christmas, now have a wonderful idea to make them open up and have a surprise image. Great idea


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