My Delicate Wings by Lynne Moncrieff


I like to utilize this and that, even so far as using re-cycled cardboard box packaging as a craft mat, for when I get messy with paints, rusting, Infusions, you name it! It’s such a waste to finally toss it into the rubbish bin, this ready formed substrate with dried layers of medium. I keep them aside to then form into projects such as this one. Green crafting is addictive!


Fresco Finish Midnight (Seth Apter Limited Edition Set 1)
Paintbrush (or fingers!)
Re-cycled cardboard box packaging (used as craft mat)
Tree branch off cut
Rusty tin wire
Crochet Lace, etc previously stained with Infusions*


Tear panels from the messy substrate. Begin to layer various stained and rusted, torn crochet lace, papers etc. Attach the R&A Papillion, with rusty tin wire, to branch off-cut. Apply adhesive to the branch before adhering to the substrate. 

Apply Titanium White and hints of Infusions to the Papillion. Once dry, directly stamp Affirmation onto the butterfly, only partially. Paint scrap of crochet lace with Midnight Fresco, adhere to centre of butterfly. Onto scrap of stained paper, stamp the Affirmation once again. Apply adhesive only to one end of the stamped Affirmation, adhering to butterfly. Edge butterfly with Sharpie pen and Midnight Fresco. 

Apply paints to MDF tag, grunge it up as much as possible before layering fragments of rusted crochet lace. Onto found paper, partially stamp Affirmation, cut/tear into word tiles before adhering to tag. Scribble with white and black paint pens. Attach to another piece of rusted tin wire, wrapping the wire and placing ends of wire beneath the butterfly.

Highlight areas with the beautiful That’s Crafty! Copper acrylic paint, this paint beautifully captures textures. Take time to decide if areas needing touches of lightness or darkness. Fresco Midnight is a beautiful paint colour for adding areas of darkness. 

Until next time,



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  1. Fantastic background created here Lynne and a great idea to recycle xxx Love the relics and artifacts simply stunning. Love the way you have incorporated the rusty wire and the adornments look perfectly placed. Amazing work as always x

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  2. A recycled masterpiece! So much texture along with such loveliness. You create this type of art magnificently! xxx

  3. Absolutely stunning artwork Lynne. The colours are gorgeous and the amount of detail is just stunning too. So love the shabby look to the piece too.
    Fliss xx

  4. You are a fabulous artist dear friend,- this is so gorgeous. The rusty ,shabby, autumn, is where you take me,- the butterfly, with the delicate wings, which will ,very soon, not fly ,but be put to rest in a corner of your amazing autumn world, and say goodbye . That is the story it tells me !! Nature so very wonderful both in spring as well as autumn, in both beauty and in decay , - you so masterly create this Lynne. xxx

  5. A beautiful interpretation, the use of wire always goes so well with things of nature. The size of this piece is so desirable, another master piece Lynne.
    Hugs & best wishes Tracey xx

  6. I can't tell you how much I love this masterpiece Lynn. I too adore using recycled cardboard packaging, but this is a whole new level of recycled card art.. love love love. X

  7. Thank you so much for your comments and support.

  8. Well you know how much I love your style Lynne and this wonderful creation is no exception, absolutely love everything about it
    Donna xx

  9. Wow! It's a beauty Lynne! And, great recycling too! xxx

  10. Sorry I'm late Lynne. This is just beautiful. Amazeing texture and so you. Love it.
    Bev. xxx

  11. So beautiful! I love the woodland look of this! xo

  12. Fabulous - amazing textures and great depth of colour.
    Alison x


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