Sunday, 25 January 2015

You Are Strong by Lynne Moncrieff


Dina Wakley Affirmations and You Can stencils are perfect for sending a strong message especially to a friend or loved one who might be in need of a particular affirmation to help them through their day. I created this canvas panel with someone in mind.



Dina Wakley Stencils:- Stenciled Women, Affirmations and You Can
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints:- Little Black Dress, London Bus, Brown Shed, Lake Wanaka, Guacamole, Honeydew
Brusho Crystal Colour:- Vermillion
Idea-ology Ball Chain
Idea-ology Tissue Tape
Palette Knife (or old credit card)
Scraps:- Fabric and Lace
Masking Tape
Stencil Brush or Round Sponge Brush



Adhere fabric, lace and Tissue Tape to canvas panel with Gel Medium. Leave a few moments before applying paints. Apply randomly, heat setting between each colour.  Apply Brusho, mist with water, allowing to drip. Heat set before finally applying swipes of Gesso. 


Stencil woman with Little Black Dress. Stencil You and Strong with the same paint and Are with fineliner marker pen. 

Attach ball chain through holes created with crop-a-dile at top of canvas panel.

Finally edge panel with Little Black Dress.

I will probably go off and tweak little areas of this, I feel the woman could do with some pearls, it is one of those moments… do I leave it as it is or should I tweak?! Time will tell.


Until next time,



  1. Wonderful use of color! This is really stunning, Lynne. I could see her with a strand of pearls....:-) Hugs, Renee xx

  2. I love the bold, black stencilling on that colourful background Lynne! xx

  3. Wonderful to see you use colour, Lynne. She looks fabulous !
    Corrie x

  4. This is fabulous Lynne, a totally amazing background and the colours are stunning.
    Fliss xx

  5. Who would not feel strong with such wonderful colours and textures and such a great stencil to encourage them! I love all that went into the background. This is a beautiful piece of art for a friend. It is wonderful when creativity is harnessed to affirm and encourage others. A strong piece with thought and artistry behind it.xx

  6. She's wonderful amidst all that colour - I love this!
    Alison x

  7. Dear Lynne, you are overwhelming me (in a good way) with your colours in this piece, what a joyful play you had, and ofcourse I love the fabrics uses in your wonderful background !! I know that the "special someone" will love your gift card, the colours and your lovely heart warm message.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  8. Love this - the vibrant colours and the stunning strong lady! Chrisx

  9. Your colors and texture are fabulous Lynne! I love the stencil and the ball chain hanger. Wonderful piece with such a great message!

  10. Another beauty!!!! I LOVE your background, wonderful new hanging Lynne, the stenciled lady and text using black paint really pop against it! xx


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