Soar by Lynne Moncrieff


This project sees me layering one of the fabulous That’s Crafty! greyboard large butterflies with one of the smaller Relics & Artifacts resin butterflies.


That’s Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard (I use largest panel which I cut to require size)
Golden Fluid Acrylic Titanium White
Extras: Relics & Artifacts Velveteen Flowers, calico, sari ribbon


(I like to prepare all white/greyboard surfaces with Gesso but that is purely my own preference)

Apply Grunge Paste to Arch. Once dry, apply Infusions, generously misting with water.  Also apply Infusions to white/greyboard panel, cut to required size as backing for Arch.  Leave to dry. Once Infusions are nearly dry, apply Antique Gold acrylic. My favoured method is applying with fingertips. Leave to dry. Once completely dry, apply random touches of Fluid Acrylic. 

Apply Infusions to greyboard large butterfly and small R&As butterfly. 

Once the greyboard butterfly is dry, repeatedly stamp Affirmation. Doodle around edge of butterfly with fineliner pen. Layer butterflies, trapping a scrap of calico, stained with Infusions (I utilize any excess colour that runs off, collecting onto textiles, papers, etc).

Stamp Soar from one of the Affirmations onto piece of found paper. Layer to butterfly with another piece of Infusions stained calico 

Adhere Arch frame to backing before adhering the layered butterflies. 

Gather velveteen flowers into a bundle, tying scrap of Infusions stained calico before adhering to Arch, layering with scrap piece of stained corrugated cardboard. Finally, wrap Infusions stained silk sari ribbon around bottom edge of Arch. 

Have you managed to take a look at the latest additions to the Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboards, lots of new festive related designs.



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  1. Using the ATC Sized Shrine is a beautiful way to display those Butterflies Lynne the R&A's work so well with the TC Surface bits. Love those muted summer time colours and the delicate touch of the gold... Fabulous!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  3. This is sooooo beautiful! xxx

  4. Beautifully created as always, love
    Donna xx

  5. It is a beauty, my dear friend, so love how you created the butterfly, and the gorgeous background. The colors are pure joy, and your add of sari silk ribbon, and velveteen flowers, add to the wonderful summer feeling. Hug from me-
    Dorthe, xx

  6. I love your method of creating such lovely background color food your pieces. The white and lavender mixed with the gold really gives this a warm feel. The layered butterflies are beautiful! The flowers tied up with some of that lovely sari ribbon really sets this piece off. I can just imagine that the butterflies have have just landed in a sweet garden Cheers! Sharon xx

  7. Wow this calls summer to me; great colours and so many of the textures that you can feel and see outside now! Hugs, Gerrina

  8. Stunning! Love the details

  9. so beautiful Lynne xxx you create the most amazing backgrounds with the infusions and the details are simply stunning...fabulous shrine xx

    Sending huge hugs
    Annie xx


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