Mother Nature And Her Gentle Wings by Lynne Moncrieff


I didn’t actually make this for a That’s Crafty! D.T. project, it was made because the Character Constructions Inner Child No.7 is such a favourite of mine and I wanted to play around with the stamp and a That’s Crafty! Art Shrine, greyboard feathers and wings.  Then I noticed Laura was stocking this particular stamp set and that’s why I decided to share it here, today.


That’s Crafty! Acrylic Paint: Antique Gold, Metallic Bronze
Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Antarctic, Lake Wanaka, Chalk, Toffee, Caramel
Infusions: Sleight Blue, Rocky Road, Black Knight
Extras:  Off-cut From Tree Branch, Birch Tree Bark*, Re-cycled Corrugated Cardboard Packaging
*substitute with making your own background on white/greyboard (available from That’s Crafty!), aim for a distressed effect


After assembling the art shrine, apply Gesso, followed with a light application of Grunge Paste but achieving as much texture as possible as you apply the Grunge Paste, focusing on the frame of the shrine. 

Apply Frescos to craft sheet. Press the shrine into the paints. For the recess of the shrine, apply the same paints but there is no need to give much attention to the recess.

To the feathers and wings, also apply Gesso and again, press those elements into paint on the craft sheet. To the feathers, also apply some Infusions, misting with water to activate the crystals. Splatter That’s Crafty! acrylics paints onto feathers. For the wings, press the wings into craft sheet, picking up any of the metallic paint which has landed on the craft sheet after splattering onto the feathers. 

Tear piece of corrugated packaging, painting with Gesso before applying Infusions. Once dry, highlight corrugation with Antique Gold, again pressing into the paint on the craft sheet.
Stamp quote from ESN22, directly onto the top area of shrine, the Grunge Paste will prevent a perfectly stamped quote but for me, that adds to the feel of the overall project. If you do not want this effect, it would be best to stamp onto tissue paper, adhering with Gel Medium to the shrine.

Stamp Inner Child No. 7 and ESN 22 sentiment onto two separate pieces of birch tree bark. Place focal image into recess of shrine, embellishing with prepared wings. Layer prepared corrugated cardboard above focal along with the stamped sentiment. Ensure placement of sentiment aligns with the stamped quote.

Finally, gather the off-cuts of tree branches and prepared feathers. Create dimension by bending the feathers whilst wet. They are of such quality that they will successfully allow you to do this. You want the feathers to give the effect, that they are tree branches shading the bird woman, almost the effect of an arbour. My eye caught some Infusions stained handmade paper, leftover from some previous project so I adhered that to the off-cut tree branch at the bottom of the shrine. With fingertips, add some final touches of metallic paint, to edges of face of shrine, etc.

Until next time,


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  1. A beautiful piece of shrine art Lynne! Wonderful effects! xx

  2. An absolutely amazing creation Lynne! The textured effects are so beautiful and the whole piece is totally stunning!
    Love it, Fliss xx

  3. So very beautiful, dear friend, so giving me the feeling of care and comfort, love and peace. Gorgeous use of Laura`s wings , and the beautiful image. The corrugated cardboard looks amazing there, giving texture, with the words above, and your birchbark and the wooden stick gives even more nature feeling to this remarkable art piece.
    Dorthe, xxx

  4. A beautiful shrine - so peaceful! xxx

  5. truly gorgeous and so gentle! xo

  6. Beautiful shrine
    Amanda x

  7. So tranquil Lynne, she looks at peace within her sanctuary. I love the way the stamped verse looks on top of the paste as the uneven surface adds hidden depth.
    Beautiful.. Hugs Tracey x

  8. Very beautiful shrine Lynne x Love the colours and they way you have layered up with texture and paints. The feathers look fabulous and you always showcase the CC stamps so well. Great sentiments from your Affirmations too x

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  9. Sooooo beautiful Lynne, your creations always whisk me away to an earlier time :)
    Donna xx

  10. What a beautiful vintage make, full of autumnal melancholy.
    Alison x


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