Sunday, 9 June 2013

Butterfly Canvas by Lynne Moncrieff


This week I am sharing a canvas.
EcoGreen Craft Spackle (moulding paste would be a substitute)
Extras:- Gauze, String, Wooden Button, Cotton Fabric Scrap and Lace Fragment, Vintage French Book Text


·       Firstly I stained the gauze in a bath of tea and left to dry. 

·       Prepare the 4”x 4” canvas and mini canvas the same way:- apply Gesso and Distress Ink Tea Dye before randomly applying EcoGreen Craft Spackle. Once dry, apply cream acrylic. Stamp Crafty Individuals CI017 and Carte Postale from Crafty Individuals CI307 with the Distress Ink randomly. Tear pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and apply to the canvas. Apply more Gesso and Distress Ink to tone down the pattern on the tape.

·       For the 4”x 4” canvas, stain gauze in tea bath. Leave to dry. Once dry adhere to the canvas. Lay canvas aside and move onto the mini canvas.


·       Swipe Gesso onto the fabric scrap with craft sponge brush. Once dry, ink up selected part of Crafty Individuals CI-347 with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Apply to the mini canvas with Gel Medium. Wrap string around the canvas and embellish with a wooden button (dry brush Gesso onto the button). Before we start to assemble, stamp a ticket from Crafty Individuals Elements set CI239 onto Kraft cardstock. Attach a Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip.

·       Layer the mini canvas to the larger canvas along with the stamped ticket, scrap of vintage French book text and lace fragment. 



  1. Lynn, your canvases are stunning. Love that butterfly. Anne x

  2. Absolutely stunning and right up my street! I adore how you have layered the two canvasses together and the other elements make for a fantastic shabby chic creation, LOVE it!!!

  3. I love your use of fabric & neutral shades on this beautiful canvas Lynne! xx

  4. Beautiful work as always Lynne. I love the shabby look you've got with that lovely tea died gauze and that butterfly is gorgeous. Margie xx

  5. Wow, what a fabulous canvas Lynne. A great tutorial too. You are such an inspiration. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Love the soft colour palette and all that texture.

  7. WOW... Love this Lynne, I adore the shabby look & soft colours... the butterfly is Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

  8. Completely gorgeous, Lynne - perfect shabby chic look, romantic, feminine and beautifully made!
    Alison x

  9. How very adorable, it is Lynne... The cheesecloth on your stamped background is giving it a most beautiful lightness, and I love your lace and tag-adds and the beautiful stamped butterfly!- So very lovely, my dear!!

  10. Very creative and inspiring design. Love the layers and embellishments. Stunning work x

  11. I wonder how you can make such a gorgeous piece just starting from a detail from a single stamp. Amazing!! And thanks for the full instruction, Lynne!

  12. Stunning!! Love all the dimension from the raised canvas and the cheesecloth. Just beautiful, Lynne!


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