Courage by Lynne Moncrieff


For my first post of 2017, I played with PaperArty Everything Art stamps for this Mixed Media/grungy panel.

Don’t tell my sister but I ripped into a pair of her jeans for this!!!  That’s not as cruel as it seems, she knew I had the jeans, she just doesn’t know that I decided to rip into them to use for art projects!


Cardstock Scraps
Extras:- Calico, denim fabric


Rip denim to approx. size of white/greyboard panel, then adhere to panel, ensuring edges of denim are lovely and frayed. 

Swipe some Frescos onto the panel, then lay aside for the moment.

Onto calico, swipe Blueberry and Lake Wanaka Randomly stamp some of the Everything Art stamps, tearing into small panels. Also stamp paint brush and paint tubes several times.

Fussy cut the brushes and tubes, adhering to scrap cardstock to provide stability to those elements. 

Create a pocket with another piece of denim. Adhere to the panel, applying no Gel Medium to the upper edge. Layer the various stamped elements to this and tuck the paintbrushes and paint tubes inside the pocket. 

Adhere a piece of the painted and stamped calico to upper edge of panel.

Finally, finish by adding some stamped Media Tape to the panel.

This panel could be propped onto an easel, a reminder to seek courage when creating – whether the courage to create with media that is new to you, working with different colour palettes or the courage to accept new art adventures that come your way.



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  1. Oh this is just fantastic!!

  2. Such wonderful use of the stampset, Lynne, and of your sisters jeans, lol- I`m sure she forgives you, if seeing what you did here. The strong blue is gorgeous together with all the white and all the softer tones of blue, dear. As alwais I fall in love with your beautiful details, and use of words.
    Dorthe, xx

  3. Wow Lynne! This is really stunning! Fabulous use of your sister's jeans and I'm sure she wouldn't mind if she saw what you'd created ;)
    Fliss xx

  4. Love this Lynne! Great upcycling! xxx

  5. Fantastic use of denim.

  6. What a wonderful way to use a piece of denim, I bet your sister will claim this as her own now! Anne x

  7. I keep meaning to play with Denim this is fabulous Lynne
    Amanda x

  8. Stunning and such a gorgeous way to recycle.....let's hope your sister doesn't ask for her denims back!!
    Donna xx

  9. Beautiful, atmospheric layers and colours, and great recycling too.
    Alison x


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