Sunday, 19 January 2014

The Bird Sings For You by Lynne Moncrieff



This week I fired up my melt pot to add touches of beewax to a small, bird themed canvas with a nature theme to it. 


Hero Arts - French Script
Martha Stewart Paint – Porcelain Doll, Putty and Sea Lavender
Cream Acrylic Paint
Handmade/Mulberry Paper
Paper Punch – Tag
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Extras:- raffia, bark, lace daisy, blue heritage colour emulsion paint, scrap of script scrapbook paper, scrap of book text (Old German), feather and soft cloth, French book text.



Apply Gesso followed with a mix of all the different paints, removing paint here and there with a baby wipe.

Roughly stamp script stamp onto the canvas. Heat set. 

Adhere scraps of script scrapbook paper and old German book text. Randomly apply melted beeswax to the canvas focusing on the various papers in particular. Buff with a soft cloth.

Adhere lace to the canvas.

Stamp feather onto mulberry paper. Cut out. Gather a real feather, Prima flower and lace daisy and adhere as a grouping on the bottom corner.

Apply Gesso to vintage French book text. Stamp branch, bird on the branch and also stamp postal marks and script from the larger bird collage. 

Fussy cut bird on branch and adhere to Prima bark. Lay aside for the moment.

Adhere all the stamped elements to the canvas and the bark circle to the centre of the canvas.

Finally attach a small piece of bark to the top of the canvas.

For the tag – swipe blue emulsion paint onto a paper punched tag shape. Adhere Tissue Tape scrap then dip the tag into the melted beeswax. Buff with cloth and adhere to top corner embellishing with a raffia bow.


·       once the beeswax has been applied to the canvas (and tag) it can be re-heated with a heat gun for you to smooth the surface.


Thank you for visiting.




  1. A beautiful, nature-themed project Lynne! xxx

  2. Thisis absolutely stunning! Gorgeous soft and natural feel and gorgeous colours ! A fab make x hugsx

  3. Give me a bird somewhere and I'm happy. This is gorgeous, Lynne.

  4. Fabulous canvas Lynne, Love all the added embellishments...the nature theme is perfect... Loved the tutorial... Hugs May x x

  5. The whole canvas sings Lynne, with wonderful techniques and lots of texture! I love how you mounted the bird and the feathers are so beautiful. A wonderful piece! Hugs, Anne x

  6. A stunning little canvas Lynne, love nature themed creations and this is a real beauty! Love how you layered the stamps and put it all together!

  7. Truly beautiful canvas Lynne, loving all the great variety of textures, hugs Annette x

  8. Loving the natural elements and lace. The stamped images fit perfectly with the theme. Very inspiring

    Best wishes and TFS
    Annie x

  9. Really gorgeous textured creation Lynne and the beeswax adds such an amazing detail.
    Fliss xx

  10. So beautiful - the beeswax, the driftwood, the gorgeous stamping - another brilliant make, Lynne!
    Alison x

  11. Hello Miss Lynne, SPECTACULAR,, I too love the bees wax, feathers and birds, close to my heart, I looooooove that bark circle, mixed with all your special bits, what could better, thanks for sharing..

  12. Beautiful my dear Lynne,- a special and wonderful feeling of following the bird into nature, and with the lovely adds of laces ,papers and gorgeous background painting and stamping!! I love it.
    Dorthe, x

  13. This is a gorgeous little canvas, love all the detail.
    Corrie x

  14. Beautiful, beautiful canvas - so full of natural beauty! Julie Ann xx


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