Through The Arched Window by Lynne Moncrieff


Today I am sharing my fourth and final MDF triptych. Any of you who have previously purchased any That’s Crafty! item:- stencil, storage units, white/greyboard, plywood, etc will know that all are great quality, the MDF triptychs are of the same high quality – smooth edges, perfect alignment and sturdy MDF that will take all the abuse from various media you choose to apply to it.


That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Church Window TC065, Quatrefoil 1 Background
Infusions – Violet Storm, Blackcurrant, Black Knight
Treasure Gold (That’s Crafty! stock a range of Gilding Waxes)
UHU Glue Stick
Extras:- Sari Ribbon, Copper Fabric, Rusty Tin Wire, Prima Dresden Trim, Deli Wrap, Handmade Paper


Apply Gesso to all panels followed with Frank Garcia powders and Infusions Black Knight and Violet Storm, misting with water, allowing colours to blend. Then randomly stamp text stamp from Castle Keep. 

Stamp LPC stamp onto handmade paper. Adhere with UHU to the middle panel. Now, onto all panels, apply clear embossing paste to stencil, I worked in my favourite way, randomly. Leave to dry naturally. When dry, areas can be darkened with Frank Garcia powders and Infusions Violet Storm and Black Knight. 

Stain various papers with Infusions and also some sari ribbon. To a piece of Dresden Trim apply the Prima Rust Paste. Adhere all those prepared elements around the stamped focal.

Apply Infusions, Frank Garcia Powders and Old Gold to Relic and Artifact. I leave it to dry naturally but you could use a heat gun. Adhere to top of main panel with Gel Medium.

Now to focus on the front of the triptych. Working on craft mat, lay the two front panels side by side. Apply Rust Paste through stencil. Once dry, highlight areas with Treasure Gold, also applying to edges of panels, etc. Bind the panels together with rusty tin wire along with threading through some of the previously stained sari ribbon and some beautiful, torn copper fabric.

I had so much fun working on all four MDF triptychs, so thank you to Laura for this opportunity to play with some of That’s Crafty’s latest designs.

Until next time,



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  1. Loving the fabulous colours, textures and details you have incorporated Lynne.....looks totally amazing

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  2. I think this is my favorite of all the triptychs that you have shown us. It is delightful! I so love that quatrefoil stencil. I have a stamp of this design is definitely mu favorite! The stencil you used on the front is perfect for this piece and your use of the gold from Artifact really makes a great "portal" to your piece. Such a nice image inside, Lynne. (Paper Artsy another favorite of mine!) Gorgeous ribbon, paper and Dresden to frame it! I'm hooked on stencils now! LOL Thank you for sharing with us. inkybru xx

  3. Particularly loving the combo of rust and Treasure Gold together. Wonderful textures as usual Lynne. Xx

  4. This is absolutely beautiful Lynne, a triumph of shabby looks and texture which all looks totally amazing. Love it!
    Fliss xx

  5. Another stunning triptych Lynne, love this! xx

  6. And ending on another stunner Lynne, love it!
    Amanda x

  7. This is wonderful so layered and textured

  8. The amazing texture from stenciling, and your use of colors is dream like ,in this third triptych, arched window dear Lynne.
    The doors so gorgeous with the gold,- and the powders makes a gorgeous effect. Laura`s triptych is wonderful, and can get such many and different "faces ". Also so beautiful with the rusty and blue ribbons, dear Lynne. Such another beautiful and Thousand and one nights adventure, dream creation!! xxx

  9. I bought this stencil today. I love the way you've used it on this triptych. Beautiful colour and texture and the Lynne Perrella image goes perfectly. xx

  10. Words cannot express how much I love this Lynne! xxx


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