Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Herbalist (A Wall Hanging) by Lynne Moncrieff


 
 
 

My intention was to create a Halloween inspired wall art. However once I had gathered the stamped pieces and other elements, I took the route of a more nature inspired theme.  Is it possible this woman is a herbalist and here we take a peek as she forages in the forest or might she be a White Witch, gathering mushrooms and poppy seeds so she might create potions to combat ill will.

Isn’t that the beauty of stamping, the stories you create in your mind.

 

Supplies

Grungeboard panel (from Grungeboard book)
Walnut ink crystals (or substitute with Distress Re-Inker Walnut Ink)
Distress Inks:- Brushed Corduroy,  Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany
VersaFine:- Vintage Sepia and Black
Extras:- bark, fabric scrap which had previously been rusted with Crafty Notions Rusting Powder, string, die-cut leaves (generously supplied by a friend), stained paper flower, stained gauze
 
 

Instructions

The instructions have been simplified as much as possible, otherwise they would have been far too lengthy.  To give you an idea of the appearance of the base panel, I did take photographs of the early stages.
 
 
 

 


Apply Gesso and dissolved walnut crystal ink solution to Grungeboard panel. Stamp large text stamp from Oxford Impressions’ Dr Coffin’s Apothecary with Brushed Corduroy. 

Apply dissolved walnut ink solution to white cardstock, gauze, fabric, found paper and a paper flower. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Gather stamps and stamp images onto the stained cardstock. Fussy cut images and ink edges. Stamp image onto scrap of rusted fabric. Apply Distress Inks to die-cuts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lay out gauze, flower, bark, stamped images and die-cuts and only adhere once happy with the composition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tie string into a bow and add to the paper flower.
 
Finally stamp onto the stained fabric, thread through holes in panel to create a hanging.

 

Until next week.

Wishes

Lynne

21 comments:

  1. Oh I love your stories with all your art work, they always tell a story of their own, STUNNING piece of art, thanks for sharing...

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  2. Beautiful project Lynne :-) so much detail and perfectly pieced together. The stamped images are fabulous and I love the natural elements.

    TFS

    Annie x

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  3. Love this Lynne, such a beautifully designed piece, with the most wonderful elements. To me she looks like a herbalist, but with a definite gift for poetry. The whole composition is stunning!

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  4. Wonderful elements in this beautiful composition Lynne! I love the story behind your artwork too! xx

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  5. this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous natural colours and wonderful composition!

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  6. Wow, Lynne, this is fantastic! One of my favourite things you've created.

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  7. I definitely think she is the 'good' part of the Dr Coffin relationship, she has a kindly face. I love all the natural elements you have used on this beautiful hanging and that background you created is just stunning! Hugs, Anne x

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  8. Beautiful work Lynne, Love the images & colours...Great the story behind it too...Hugs May x x x

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  9. Beautiful work Lynne, Love the images & colours...Great the story behind it too...Hugs May x x x

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  10. Just gorgeous as always Lynne and with a beautiful Autumnal feel to it too.
    xx

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Lynne. I feel quite spellbound in fact! Nicola x

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  12. This is a stunning piece, Lynne.
    Those stamps looks gorgeous in your sepia toned colours,- and the story is just perfect imagined. I am totally facinated by the composition you made from all those beautiful elements, in paper, and fabric...and a bit of nature. You are such an amazing artist my dear friend.
    xx- Dorthe

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  13. Stunning is right! Love all the tea-dyed pieces and collage-style stamping.

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  14. it is gorgeous and i am quite confident she is indeed foraging for ingredients to make for world peace, which we dearly need. xo

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  15. ooo your 'white witch' is oh so lovely Lynne!
    AND the way you cut and layer is fabulous again and again...
    I find myself really drawn into this piece!
    Wonderful!
    oxo

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  16. ooo your 'white witch' is oh so lovely Lynne!
    AND the way you cut and layer is fabulous again and again...
    I find myself really drawn into this piece!
    Wonderful!
    oxo

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  17. Another stunning work, Lynne!!

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  18. Gorgeous - these stamps are so wonderful (great reminder that I own them, and must really fish them out!)... what a beautiful creation - I love your white witch.
    Alison x

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