Dream Big by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, this week I’m sharing a journal style art panel which has a background made with what I think will be my new obsession, my 4 inch round Gelli plate as it makes a very quick layered background. The only thing you have to be careful of is to ensure you use colours that combine well when you layer them as you don’t want to end up with mud!



That’s Crafty! Surfaces – White/Greyboard, 4.5 inches x 9 inches
Archival Watering Can Ink 
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – Haystack, Blush, Rose, Sage, Caramel
Large Post-It Note



Stamp the main image on the right hand side of the panel just above half way with the grey ink. Stamp the image again on the post-it note and cut it out. Stick the mask over the top. 

Add the yellow paint to the Gelli plate and spread it with the brayer then press onto the art panel, repeat once more then repeat again with the lighter pink and blue paints until the panel is covered. Remove the mask. 

Use the hearts stencil with the deeper pink paint to apply a pattern at the bottom right and top left of the panel. 

Stamp the dot texture image from the Dina Wakley set onto the other corners with the grey ink following up with the barbed wire image. 

Use the pink grapefruit ink to stamp a further dot pattern in the remaining space the stamp 2 butterflies from the Finnabair set over the top. 

Paint the main image and the butterflies with the acrylic paints and scribble some circles over the hair with the pencils for added texture. 


We have a new challenge for you today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog, the first of the year so don’t forget to check it out at 8am.

See you next week! 

Fliss x

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  1. Love this one, beautiful and pastel coloured, fab make
    Donna xxx

  2. Lovely light colours love the mix of gelli and stencils
    Amanda x

  3. Lovely soft colour tones, and I love the tinting on the woman bringing her to life.
    Alison x


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