Seek Stillness by Lynne Moncrieff


A small panel 7” x 3.5” featuring one of my most favourite stamps. Whenever I ink up this Character Constructions stamp I find it to be such a peaceful image, it is as though it radiates from the image. My Affirmation seemed well suited to what this image means to me.


Infusions: Black Knight, Rocky Road
Old Paintbrush
Extras: Re-cycled Mailing Box (corrugated cardboard), Teabag (x1), scraps of lace, feather, wooden peg


Tear piece of corrugated cardboard. Apply Gesso to panel. Before Gesso dries, sprinkle Infusions onto panel, misting with water. Leave to dry, as it dries, you can apply more Gesso if required. Repeat this onto piece of cardboard paper or other sturdy found paper.  Once panel is completely dry, apply rust finish to edge on right side. 

Dry out teabag. Take care to open bag at seams. Stamp smaller image onto one panel, stamping Affirmation onto second panel, tearing this panel in half. 

Begin to assemble, layering the prepared cardboard paper with scraps of various lace.  Onto this adhere stamped teabag, lightly applying adhesive to top edge of teabag before.  Once dry, use Tiny Attacher on upper corner. 

Attach stamped Affirmation to panel with Tiny Attacher. Apply a wee amount of adhesive to lower corner, place feather onto this. Finally, distress wooden peg with Gesso, clip onto right side, as though holding feather in place.

Until next time…



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  1. I do love that affirmation Lynne, makes me take a deep breathe each time I read it. Beautiful creation, a restful vision.. Hugs & Wishes Tracey xx

  2. A really beautiful textural piece of artwork Lynne and love all the little details you've added.
    Fliss xx

  3. So beautiful, Lynne - the rustic textures and natural elements are so brilliantly handled - another gorgeous piece of work.
    Alison x

  4. A poetic ensemble Lynne. The affirmation is just perfect, love the textures. Xx

  5. Really beautiful and a wonderfully evocative creation Lynne, the image is stunning
    Donna xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Great sentiment and a great way to combine all those lovely elements!Chrisx

  7. You know I love it, Lynne, so ethereal, so peaceful.
    Beautiful stamped to the teabag, Lynne, and the corrugated cardboard with rusty edge is looking gorgeous.
    And yes, your Affirmation is the most perfect choice .
    Dorthe, xxx


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