Among the Flowers by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, this week I’m sharing the reverse side of my top hat upright, the Cat on the Hat being the first side shown last week. This side is rather girly as I was imaging a lady friend for Bentley whom I’ve thought of as Daisy so she has a floral garland around her.


PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – Lilac, Lavender, Orchid


Give the upright a couple of coats of gesso to prepare the base for further painting. When that was dry, I swiped on the 3 shades of purple and pink paints in a roughly striped fashion to tie up with the other side, which has stripes in shades of blue.

I then used the dragonfly stencil with the Lavender and Quinacridone Violet paints to add flights of dragonflies on the painted background. I added a row in varying sizes across the hat brim to pull it all together.

I next stamped Bentley and quite a few flowers (the larger one from the Beki set), inking up just the flower heads plus a butterfly on white card using black ink. I coloured all the images with watercolour pencils and then cut them out.

I added the cheeky puss to the background with foam tape and then arranged the flowers into a sort of garland, sticking them on once I was happy with the arrangement.

To finish off my top hat, I prepared the base using the same paints as those on each side, having added chevrons to the cat in the hat side and dragonflies to this side.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Ah Bentley is soooooooooooo cute, love the little pink cheeks too ;)
    Donna xx

  2. Bentley looks great on that hat!

  3. Love this Fliss, both sides are brilliant
    Amanda x

  4. Fabulous creation Fliss. I love the addition of the flowers xx


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