Nature by Lynne Moncrieff


This week, I am sharing one tag from a tag book project. 

This tag, extensively features PaperArtsy products: stamps, stencils and Infusions.
This tag would have been a That’s Crafty! mdf or white/greyboard tag substrate but the mdf tags were used for the covers of the tag book and I was conscious of the extra bulk of working with them for the inserts, that is why I used a Ranger tag – by way of explaining myself!


PaperArtsy Stamp Sets: ELB30, 31, 33, 34, EEA02
Ranger Manila Tag #10 and Smaller Tag (substitute with That’s Crafty! MDF or White/Greyboard Tag if not making tag part of a tag book)
Extras:- Mop-up/under papers, leftover pieces from other projects (stencilled elements with PaperArtsy ESC stencil)


Apply Gesso and Grunge Paste to tag, working randomly, creating texture with the Gesso and hints of stronger texture with the application of the Grunge Paste. Once dry, apply Infusions, misting generously with water, allowing colour to drip down tag. Lay aside to air dry (I prefer to be patient (!!!) and allow for air drying)

Stamp various ELB and EEA, with Tuxedo Black ink onto the tag. Lay aside for the moment.

The smaller tag I worked with was a leftover from a project - already stained and stamped. You would simply follow much of the first steps onto a smaller tag.

Onto mop-up and under papers, stamp leaf and textural elements. Vary the papers you work with to create interest. Begin to layer them onto the smaller tag. To this, either layer leftover pieces of stencilled papers (yes, I do actually save such pieces!) or add stencilling with Grunge Paste. On this tag, the stencilling is a text stencil and mesh style stencil (all PaperArtsy ESC).

Adhere this tag to the larger tag. At this stage, decide if more layered papers or stamping onto the larger tag, are required – your eye will lead you with the balance of the composition.

Thank you for your visit.

Until next week,



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  1. Your work is amazing. I aspire to try some of your techniques in projects in the future. Thank you for sharing your method.

  2. Gorgeous layering and texture Lynne X

  3. Scrumdidlyumptious!! Oh the layering and texture...gesso and grunge paste have to try this. Inspiring as always Lynne! Ruth xx

  4. Wonderful use of layers and textures, Lynne - such a celebration of Nature! xx

  5. Stunning tag,adore the layering
    Donna xx

  6. Absolutely stunning Lynne, such gorgeous texture and layering.
    Fliss xx

  7. Wonderful colours and textures Lynne! A real feast for the eyes! xx

  8. Great colours and textures here Lynne x fabulous background details using the infusions and stamps. The small tag really adds depth to the whole look
    Thank you for sharing the process
    Annie x

  9. I love the textures and the layers,you created, the wonderful bits of stencils, and papers, the beautiful smaller tag, with the leaf , and your amazing background of Infusions and stamps. xxx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Lynne - stunning layers and textures, and all in the most beautiful sombre neutrals. A stunning tag.
    Alison x

  11. Oh Lynne! Your tag is a joy to see! I love those layers and the way the infusions have worked! Such great inspiration! Chrisx


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