There Are Always Flowers by Lynne Moncrieff


I seem to be drawn to setting flowers, birds or butterflies against a scene of rusted dereliction. 

The Abstract Stone Dinky Stencil, a favourite when it comes to working with nature themed stamps, helped to bring texture to this panel.


PaperArtsy Infusions:- Black Knight, Golden Sands, The Sage, Lemoncello
Old Credit Card


Apply Grunge Paste to stencil, randomly onto panel. Once dry apply Infusions, generously misting with water. Apply Gesso with old credit card, while Infusions are still wet, heat set, then apply patches of the Rust paint. Heat set before applying more Infusions and Gesso. It’s just a matter of some playtime, building up layers.

Stamp various JOFY flowers and leaves onto the panel, highlighting with Infusions  (mainly The Sage and Lemoncello) and white paint pen. Stamp JOFY texture stamp randomly onto panel.

Onto scrap white cardstock apply Infusions (I use any leftover Infusions on my craft sheet), misting with water. Stamp sentiment. Cut into word tiles, adhere to panel, randomly drawing boxes around each tile. 

Create white splatters with diluted Gesso, flicking onto panel.

Finally, ink edges of panel before wrapping some Gypsy Cord around bottom edge. 

Until next time,

Lynne x

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  1. Beautiful piece of art!! I am always in aww to see how beautiful you create texture and make lovely choice of colors. I am not able to take off my eyes :)

  2. Absolutely stunning! As Shilpa says, it's difficult to take your eyes off it. There's so much to take in. So many gorgeous details, as always. Lx

  3. Fabulous layers of gesso and paint here Lynne x love the colours too. The stamps and sentiment is perfect too x
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  4. A stunning Lynne masterpiece! xxx

  5. Just gorgeous Lynne! Amazing texture and it makes me think of the way nature always wins against decay - stunning!
    Fliss xx

  6. I really like this theme in your work. The stony, crumbling effect on this is superb. I love your colour palette and how brilliantly you have taken flight with Infusions. A lovely project! xx

  7. It is a stunning piece of art, dearest Lynne.
    I love the brick wall ,looking like an old weathered real one, and the wonderful infusions gives the most lovely color tones, also here. The script tiles looks great on your background, and I love the sentence. Another so beautiful, and masterly created panel. Dorthe, xxx

  8. Gorgeous muted colours and textures
    Donna xx

  9. I love this Lynne - gorgeous tones and textures and those flowers work perfectly - love them x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous panel Lynne, love the background done with mixed techniques and products, fantastic!!! xx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous panel Lynne, love the background done with mixed techniques and products, fantastic!!! xx

  12. Absolutely fabulous!

    Alison x


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