1) Select a few papers that match each other and that you feel match the washi tape you have chosen.
2) Cut various widths of paper and a few various lengths. If you are using a large book, leave yourself longer pieces.
3) Start by lining up your cut papers, as seen in the background of this image. Play around with sizes but bare in mind that we want to keep a general sizing for the width to create nice long columns. Having said that, by no means measure or make them (uhg!) perfect!
4) Okay, go on! have a bit of fun with the paper!!
5) When you are happy with the layout, go ahead and glue all the pieces down. Just use a sparing amount of glue as you will also be taping down the paper. I recommend a glue stick so you don't get any rippling from wet glue.
6) Make sure to leave a small space in between the papers so the washi tape can stick to the notebook. You can also use this space for a bit of ease in lining up your layout.
7) Using the washi tape, start by taping down all the horizontal sides excluding the border edges.
8) Example of all the horizontal sides taped down.
9) Next tape down all the vertical sides leaving the border edges until last.
10) Go ahead and tidy up any overlapping of the washi tape.
11) Once all the taping is done, go ahead and do the borders. I love this part as it cleans up all those lines and makes the perfect border!
Example of finished washi tape window.
Example of triangular washi tape window.
*patterned paper booklet is from kikki.k
I have recently started journaling as a means to discover the creativity that lurks within myself. I know it is there, all around, but the problem is that I am very stimulated by the outside world. It is to the point where if I want to make something, I ask the internet before I ask myself... To be honest, I hadn't planned on sharing much from said journal and I really doubt I will as a lot of it is about cleansing and reaching so that I can stop wondering who I really am.... blah blah blah... All that to say two things. 1) If you are feeling creatively stuck start a new journal with this sentence "I have no expectations of what this journal "should" look like" and get started. 2) If you are stuck for a first post, read on. This washi window has allowed me to use bright colours freely and without consequence (ie painting my walls, my hair or spending way too much on a fluoro sweater!) Alas! Start creating a washi window.!
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