On Angel Wings by Lynne Moncrieff


I’m having a bit of a moment combining That’s Crafty! substrates with Relics and Artifacts. They seem to work together so beautifully.

This week, for the first time, I worked with the Wings Dinky Stencil..it’s so beautiful! I used it with vintage wallpaper, paints and Memory Hardware Powders to create wings for the Relic and Artifact.

I’ve just this moment realised, this is another week where no stamping appears…what’s happening to me?!!


That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil – Wings TC074, Star Shower TC037
Clear Embossing Texture Paste (I worked with Ranger Wendy Vecchi)
Fresco Finish – Gold, Chocolate Pudding, Slate,  Claret
Extras:- vintage wallpaper, fibres, ephemera


When I made paperclay elements for a previous project, I made extra as a timesaver. I’m always doing this. If you are making the paperclay elements, begin with this step to allow for drying time. Use the paperclay with the Baroque mould, remove from the mould and leave to dry on an absorbent surface. 

Apply Gesso to arch and base. To the arch, apply clear texture paste to Star Shower stencil. When dry, apply paints and Memory Powders to the upright and paperclay elements. Apply Memory Powders to the R&A.

With pen or pencil, trace the wing stencil onto vintage wallpaper. I had a lovely piece from my friend Dorthe, beautiful texture. After fussy cutting the wings, apply paints and Memory Powders, highlighting the texture on the paper.

Assemble the upright by adhering the paperclay elements. It’s worth noting that paperclay can be cut once dry which is useful for cutting off areas from large pieces. The Baroque moulds are such great designs for working in this way. 

Layer the R&A to the wings, embellishing with a scrap of stained vintage lace crochet.  Scrunch paper ephemera and adhere below the angel adding stained fibres (the stained lace, fibres and paper ephemera were literally lying around and I knew they had to have a home on this Upright!)

Apply a scattering of gilding flakes. 

Until next time,



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  1. BEAUTIFUL work, Lynne! What's up with you and this "no stamping" trend lately?!

  2. Another fabulous work of art. Love your process. What a great idea for those wings. I'm calling you the Paperclay Queen! Xx

  3. Excellent - yes Lynne the Paperclay Queen! xx

  4. Oh Lynne,what a stunning piece again, dear friend. The paper really looks so special, after treated in your hands, and you created gorgeous wings for the beautiful R&A head. I love the stand with the baroque mouldings, and the shattered gilding flakes . xxx

  5. Wonderful details on your altered art piece Lynne x the mould looks amazing and I really like the colour combination. Fabulous wings and great paper and fibre layers

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  6. Oh, Lynne, I do love this! What a special and original blend of elements! Once again your use of PaperClay is perfectly judged and the whole piece is resoundingly beautiful! xx

  7. This is really stunningly beautiful Lynne! Such amazing texture and detail and the paperclay elements are so lovely.
    Fliss xx

  8. Gilding flakes just light the blue touch paper for me. What a glorious triumph! Xx,mm

  9. Wonderfully gothic-looking creation Lynne! I too, love the gilding flakes. A perfect finishing touch.
    Alison xxx

  10. Looks fabulous Lynne and very tactile I'm sure with all those different textures, gilding flakes add a wonderful final touch
    Amanda x

  11. WOW absolutely stunning, looks almost magical in its beauty
    Donna xx

  12. Amazing mixed media assemblage, Lynne - fantastic textural piece.
    Alison x


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