Sunday, 14 September 2014

Life is Art by Lynne Moncrieff



Once again I am sharing a project featuring an Art Saying.  I cannot believe this set never caught my eye before! 

For the first time I worked on a Paper Artsy Grey Board and I can report that I was impressed with the way it accepted various media and I had no need to apply a base coat of Gesso.  It was the perfect base for a little hanging I created as a gift for a friend’s studio.


Dina Wakley All The Gals and Textures
StazOn Jet Black
Distress Paint:- Black Soot, Broken China
Cosmic Shimmer Matt Paint:- Tuberose, Shallow Sea, Spiced Raspberry, Jade Mint
White Cardstock (scrap will do)
Extras:- Lace, Black ricrac, Dressmaker Snaps, small bottle lid, old credit card


Adhere lace/netting to the grey board. Leave to dry before applying paints.

Stamp Gal and Textures. Dip bottle lid into Shallow Sea and stamp circles. With an artist brush, scribble Tuberose paint onto the Gal’s clothes. To create balance, add dots of Tuberose to other areas of the panel. Swipe Gesso onto panel with an old credit card.

Paint white cardstock with Jade Mint. Stamp Art Saying. Cut into word tiles. Sponge Black Soot onto edges before adhering to panel. Draw boxes around the word tiles with fineliner pen.

Dab Black Soot paint onto Hinge Clip. While this is drying, embellish the panel by adhering black dressmaker snaps with Glossy Accents and black ricrac along bottom edge of panel. Clip Hinge Clip onto panel threading through length of ricrac.

This is now ready to hang in you or a friend’s art studio.


Until next time,



  1. I love this! You have really put Dina's Gals on display here, great use of colors and textures. A super fun gift to give and receive.

  2. Love this Lynne! It has been a delight to see this new side of your talent. Best, Yvonne

  3. This looks great Lynne and wonderful to see this new side of you again, love the background and of course that quote is so true!!

  4. Love the whole drama and dynamism of this Lynne. As has already been commented I love seeing this side of your work too. Jenny x

  5. I think we're all agreed that we love to see your colourful side, Lynne. This would grace any studio.

  6. A lovely project Lynne - the backgrounds fabulous and I love the quote.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Your strong colours so fits these stamps, you used- and gives the drama needed to her strong faces.
    I love that you used the lace, to kind of soften up, the looks, -
    and ,yes the qoute is so true and beautiful.The bottle effect and the dressmaker snaps inside looks fantastic ,too. Hugs to you dear Lynne.

  8. Lovely to see you use colour, Lynne. It is a beautiful wall hanging and your friend will be thrilled with it !
    Corrie x

  9. What a beautiful, arty hanging! Your friend will adore it! xxx

  10. It's gorgeous, Lynne. Love the unusual combo and the design!

  11. Fabulous! Love the colors and the greyboard is new to me - thanks for the tip.

  12. Having this amazing hanging in front of me, I just can say it is even MORE beautiful as it seems... I adore it!!!! Great work Lynne, thanks so much for sharing your art and your talent here and with your friends! Hugs, Coco xxx


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