Stage Designs

Throwback: Cathedral Walls

Rob Merow from Calvary Fellowship in Downington, PA brings us this very cool, tall stained glass feature. (Originally posted September 2013)

The stained glass window was a white sheer sheet, with the black lines of stained glass masked out on the front with black electrical tape. On the back of the sheer sheet was a mosaic of old, used lighting gels in various colors. The whole thing was then suspended, and back-lit from an array of MEGAbar LED strips. When lit white, the window appears to be multi-colored. The LED bars can also produce more mono-chromatic effects when dialed into more saturated colors.

The white strips were just sheer fabric pulled in tension to create the forced-perspective feel of a cathedral.

Negating the cost of the lighting gels (which were used), this set cost only $50 in sheer and tape.







mega array

pics gel

Fluorescent Cross Lines of Trees

5 responses to “Throwback: Cathedral Walls”

  1. Susan Jensen says:

    Love it! Great idea especially for churches looking for a low budget design. Thanks for posting.

  2. Deb Carr says:

    We are planning on doing this for Easter – one on each side of our center screen. I love, love the look – probably because my hobby is working with real stained glass. Can you give me an idea of roughly how much electrical tape did it take? Thank you for the inspiration!!

  3. Rob Merow says:

    I think we bought (2) 6-roll-packs of electrical tape from the hardware store.

  4. Carmen Chase says:

    Where did you find the sheer sheets that large? Innovative idea!

  5. nana says:

    can u plse give a step by step tutorial on how u made it, want to do a replica for stage design am working on

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