She Flies by Lynne Moncrieff


This assemblage features the most stunning butterfly from Prima Relics and Artifacts with the addition of the face for a touch of whimsy. I had been saving this butterfly, maybe I am strange but I love the appearance of the Relics and Artifacts just as they are, that beautiful creamy white (yes, I confess, I am officially obsessed!). Flipping the butterfly over to work on the rear allowed for the addition of stamping.

Just to say that I used a That’s Crafty! plywood panel as my substrate of choice and wanted to point out I applied the Infusions directly to the panel as I wanted a diffused appearance but of course the plywood could be prepared with Gesso, including Clear Gesso. 


Prima Relics and Artifacts – Butterflies, Facia Familiaris
Extras – Black Stabilio Pencil, Titanium White Fluid Acrylic, fibres/fabric scraps


Apply Infusions onto panel, generously misting with water. Apply the same colours to the butterfly and paper/fabric/fibre scraps. Apply Frank Garcia powders to face. 

Onto panel, stamp Hot Picks text with ink and Dina Wakley text with paint. Create splatters on panel and a border with paint pen and black pencil. 

For the butterfly, also stamp Dina’s text with paint, edging the butterfly with the paint pen. 

Layer butterfly to panel with torn, stained fibres. Partially ink up Hot Picks sentiment, stamping onto stained watercolour paper. Adhere the R&A face to butterfly, layering with stained fabric and fibres.

Finally, apply white paint to antenna. 

Now she is ready to fly!

Until next time,



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  1. Stunning work and such brilliant use of all those wonderful products!!

  2. Stunning artwork Lynne x I could easily see this framed and on the wall
    Wonderful layers of infusions, inks and the White really pops x
    Tfs and best wishes xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful Lynne and the effect you've achieved on the butterfly is really stunning. Love it to bits!
    Fliss xx

  4. Yes, dear Lynne, I second Fliss , I love your butterfly, and how you used the stamp ,on it. The background is also amazing ,and as if she just sat to rest on a beautiful tree trunk- such wonderful panel. xxx

  5. Stunning Lynne and the colour palette suits your design so well.


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