A Study of Leaves by Lynne Moncrieff


On seeing the new That’s Crafty! stamp set, Textures Collection Set 3, my eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful leaf. I couldn’t resist making the leaf stamp the focal for this collage, which was a sample made for recent ODS at HOCHANDA.


Extras:- Re-cycled corrugated paper, brown packing paper, Rice paper (weathered and stained from outdoors), Coconut Button, Jute Twine, Coffee Granules


Apply brown packing paper to white/greyboard panel. Re-cycled brown packing paper is perfect because it will have some crinkles to it. When adhering to the panel, I smooth down with hands/brayer to ensure good adhesion and avoid air bubbles. To this apply light texture paste, stamping script when the panel is partially dry – washing stamp immediately after use.

Continue working with the Light Texture Paste, applying to three tags and corrugated cardboard. On the tags, create texture as you apply the paste. Onto two of the tags, adhere fragments of handmade paper, then add pieces of brown packing paper. Next, stamp leaf onto each tag. Ensure there is slight variation to each tag. Layer the trio of tags onto panel of corrugated cardboard also layering another panel of corrugated cardboard to bottom edge. 

Sprinkle coffee granules onto the panel before running water, from a tap, onto the panel, dissolving the granules with your fingers. Let excess coffee run down panel or soak up excess with kitchen paper towel. Lay panel flat to dry.

Stamp Affirmation onto a naturally stained fragment of rice paper, adhering to lower corner of panel and embellishing with coconut button, with script stamped directly onto it.

Until next time,



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  1. Absolutely stunning panel Lynne. The textures are simply amazing and can see why you love the beautiful leaf too.
    Fliss xx

  2. A gorgeous work of art, dear Lynne,- I love how you stamped into the texture paste ,and the leaves so beautiful onto the white textured tags- so very stunning a collage . Dorthe, xxx

  3. I have to agree Lynne, the leaf stamp is beautiful and can fully understand why you chose to use it as your focal for your collage. It's great to be able to study this up close as it really does show all that scrummy detail upon the corrugated card.
    Splendid make! Tracey x

  4. This creation is just utterly divine Lynne, I adore everything about it, STUNNING
    Donna xx

  5. Wow Lynne, this is adorable. Such wonderful contrasts and the leaf stamping is magical. Xx

  6. seriously brilliant and so lovely! xo

  7. Lynne, Your organic style blows me away every time- this is gorgeousness!
    Jackie xo

  8. A glorious leafy triptych, Lynne - all the textures are amazing.
    Alison x

  9. Your artwork is just amazing, Lynne! Every piece, each intricate detail is so staggeringly beautiful! You are an exceptional artist.


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