Learning to Fly by Lynne Moncrieff


I do not reach for That’s Crafty’s own products because I’m on the D.T., I reach for them because they inspire me and I am guaranteed that the products are quality so I can freely layer media, texture and man handle to my heart’s content.

One of the most recent additions to their product line, the Bits and Pieces Greyboard embellishments became favourites as soon I had my first play, especially the wings and feathers set. Here I combined stunning wings with an older favourite, one of the Art Shrines.


That’s Crafty! Multi Surface Paint: Antique Gold, Metallic Bronze
Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic: Antarctic, Toffee, Chocolate Pudding
Scrap piece of Kraft Cardstock
Extra: Old Book Page, Re-cycled Silk Sari Ribbon (previously stained with Infusions Sleight Blue), Corrugated Cardboard, Red Lead Collage Image, Handmade Paper


Assemble shrine then randomly apply Grunge Paste. Just before it dries, apply Antarctic then quickly follow by applying Antique Gold and Metallic Bronze – apply the paints to gain the most texture onto the shrine – get messy!

Also, apply Antarctic to corrugated cardboard. 

Paint the Imperial Egg, first with Antarctic then again, just before the paint is dry, apply Toffee and Chocolate Pudding, applying the paint to give the appearance of a speckled egg. 

Into the recess of the shrine, adhere the painted corrugated cardboard then layer the egg, adhering pieces of torn handmade paper around edges of recess. Through the eye screw on the egg, slip through a piece of torn Infusions stained, re-cycled silk sari ribbon.  Onto the egg, adhere Fly and Soar, which had been stamped onto plain margin of vintage book page.

Adhere fussy cut collage image onto scrap piece of kraft cardstock. Adhere to top of shrine. Adhere piece of torn, handmade paper to bottom edge of image.

Apply Antarctic to large wings, again, just before the paint is dry, applying Antique Gold and Metallic Bronze, aiming for a distressed appearance – also, taking the time to paint the rear of the wings. 

The shrine can now be displayed, a reminder to Fly!

Until next time


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  1. A beautiful project and a great tutorial Lynne!

  2. This oozes elegance Lynne and I agree totally about the products as you know they will do the job that you intended them to do. The Antique gold is magnificent and those wings look fabulous dipped into it. Beautiful.
    Hugs & Best Wishes Tracey xx

  3. Wow Lynne! This is totally amazing! Love the design of this beauty which is so creative and the texture and colour on all the elements is so beautiful.
    Fliss xx

  4. What a fantastic creation Lynne! Awesome 💕

  5. Love those wings! Great project.

  6. This is wonderful Lynne!
    And yes, those wings!
    Jackie xo

  7. Dear Lynne, I so love it, a stunning creation, using so many wonderful materials, I too love the set with wings and feathers ,and you used the big wings ,creating a fantastic feeling of the angel just landed, now guarding another flyer to be .You always amaze me my friend !! xxx

  8. Oh wow. This is amazing Lynne. Fabulous creation.
    Bev. xxx

  9. Absolutely amazing creation!!
    Donna xx

  10. Your shrine is stunning Lynne xx Wonderful details and I just love the egg and your gorgeous RL image is perfect with those vast wings.......Love it xx

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  11. What a glorious piece of Art this is Lynne. I truly love your shrine with its reminder to fly! Thank you so much for always being so very inspiring! xx


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