Our House by Lynne Moncrieff


I couldn’t resist going all out to create the appearance of a brick house, ever so slightly timeworn with flaking masonry paint revealed but hopefully warmth at its heart, with an invitation to open the doors and be welcomed by the family.


That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - TC064 (upside down), TC001 Brick Repeat
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint:- Toffee, Antarctic, Chalk, London Fog
UHU Glue Stick
Natural Tissue Paper (substitute with Canvas Corps Natural Tissuestock)
Idea-ology Photobooth Images
Metal Lock Embellishment (substitute with Idea-ology)
Vintage Bingo Counter (substitute with Idea-ology)
Cardstock Scrap
Extra – Stamp Home


Apply Gesso to all panels before applying paints. Stamp La Fenetre onto tissue paper, several times. Tear into panels and adhere with UHU. Leave to dry. For central panel, cut out three windows from one of the stamped panels and layer over photobooth images before adhering to central panel of house. Once dry, stencil TC001 with Grunge Paste, in a very random fashion to create the sense of timeworn masonry. Once dry, paint, including touches of Antarctic and Rust along with small dashes of Rust Paste.

For rear panel, stamp one window onto tissue paper, with black ink. Flip stencil TC064 upside down and place over stamped window, applying Grunge Paste. Continue to stencil bricks with TC001 and Grunge Paste. Once dry, add paints. I tend to work with a dry brush method, building up the colour, almost stippling onto the stencilled areas.

Finally, adhere vintage Bingo counter and stamp Home onto a scrap piece of cardstock, painted to co-ordinate. To the front doors of the house, adhere a metal lock.

Lastly, mist calico strips with water and sprinkle Frank Garcia powders. Once dry, bind the house with the stained calico.

Until next time when I hope to share my final MDF sample.


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  1. This is so beautiful Lynne. Love the time worn appearance to the bricks and all the details of your wonderful shabby chic look.
    Fliss xx

  2. It is a gorgeous piece of art, dear Lynne. The way you use the brick stencil, and your colors, gives a true feeling of old house, not taken care of, and spoiled by the weather, hauling against it`s walls !! And maybe even spoiled partly in World War 2, as this surely is from the fifties , seeing the sweet ladies in their windows. I love that stamp- and it creates a wonderful, safe ,cozy and happy home for everyone living there. :-) What a beautiful creation, dearest, and love the binding of torn fabric.
    Dorthe xx

  3. Live this one with the Carabelle stamp, stunning make.
    Amanda x

  4. Absolutely stunning creation, the textures you've created is amazing
    Donna xx

  5. What a lovely, cozy home you have created for the Photo Booth family. Those photos are wonderful! Last year a friend and I couldn't resist getting to a booth and taking pics just like we used to do as kids. These photos are such reminders of times gone by. Your use of the brick stencil and the colors you used really make this house looks as though it holds lots of memories for this family. I really like that you centered the family in the center inside. The side pieces continue the wonder home and the Bingo marker and HOME tag are great touches. Love that you put one of the windows on the back. Great metal lock for the doors! Well done again, Ms. Lynne! Thanks for sharing. inkybru xx

  6. Simply glorious art Lynne! xxx

  7. Absolutely love the wonderful details and textures you have created within this amazing Tryptich Lynne. The brick stencil looks totally fabulous.
    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie x


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