Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Page by Denise Lush

In this tutorial, Denise Lush uses Dylusions Collage Sheets, Stencils, and Ink Sprays to make this quick and colorful layout in The Classics Journal by Dyan Reaveley.



Using Dylusions Ink Sprays can create a gorgeous background in just seconds with Dyan’s fabulous colors. Using dark colors for your background will allow your collage images to really pop!  You would think using such dark colors for a background would create a dark page. Let me show you how I prove that theory wrong.


Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 1

Step 1: Open to two kraft pages in your Dylusions Journal The Classics. Spray Dylusions Ink Spray all over your pages in After Midnight, Pomegranate Seed and Chopped Pesto. Don’t worry if you don’t get the very edges, you will cover this with collage images in the next step.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 2

Step 2: Select images from Dylusions Collage Sheets for a border around your page. Allow some of the images to move into your page with some of your border pieces. Here strips and hexagons from Sets 3 and 4 have been used. A scalloped frame has also been cut into pieces to use for border strips.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 3

Step 3: Glue down the border pieces and include more collage images onto your page. Here we have stuck with images from the same sets of Collage Sheets.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 4

Step 4: Adding contrast to your pages with black and white images can really add interest and brighten things up! To continue with the idea of hexagons which were used in collage, trace hexagons from the Dylusions Dyalog Stencil, Quilt It onto some Dylusions Coloring Sheets. Cut the hexagons out along with a quote and the bird.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 5

Step 5: Adhere the images from the coloring sheets onto your pages, tying them in with the collaged images.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Step 6

Step 6: Using the Dylusions Paint Pen in White Linen trace some more hexagons onto your pages using the Dyalog Stencil Quilt it. Also trace around your collage images to help them stand out even more.



Dylusions Cut and Paste Journal Spread Finished Spread

Final Thoughts:

It’s quite easy to create a great looking two-page spread in your journal when you let your products do all the work for you! Here it was just a matter of cutting out images and gluing them onto a quick inked background! This spread can be created in minutes when you are pressed for time but still want to get arty! And notice how the pages don’t look dark at all! It looks bright and colorful!



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