Nature Dreams by Fliss Goodwin


Hello everyone, I'm really pleased to be able to share my first post of this year with you and am taking this opportunity to show you another of the samples I made for the December One Day Special which was a sell out of course! This one is rather Autumnal with the leaves but I make no apology for that as I love the colours which are a favourite of mine.

I first covered my panel with texture paste and used the new leaf stencil to add a pattern at just the top and bottom. When the paste was dry, I brushed watered down Chestnut Brown Multi Surface paint on the patterned areas. I added Bronze lightly over the top to add some sheen.

I then took a piece of mixed media paper and stencilled on the leaf design with green Multi Surface paint, adding a touch of the watered down brown in places. When the paint was dry, I splattered the stencilling with watered down red paint. I brushed watered down metallic gold over the whole area.

I tore the top and bottom of the stencilled paper and then trimmed the sides to fit my decorated panel. I used the Tim Holtz Design ruler to make 2 rows of holes at the top and bottom of the paper and then sewed through the holes with embroidery floss to make a cross stitch pattern - a return to my roots here as I did cross stitch when I was a lot younger and my eyesight was better!

I took a greyboard leaf and used texture paste with the matching stencil to add the detail. Once the paste was dry, I painted the leaf with the bronze paint. I tied some embroidery floss around the stalk and wrapped the excess thread around the leaf stencilled paper, securing the ends on the reverse.

I glued the leaf paper on to the main panel and finished off with the dream text which I stencilled on to a scrap of the paper trimmings with Chestnut Brown paint and cut into a word tile.

I used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces - White/Greyboard Panel 4.5 x 9
That's Crafty! Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheet - Leaves
That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - Leaves
That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - Skeleton Leaves
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil - Enchanted 
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - Chestnut Brown, Green, Red, Bronze, Metallic Gold
White Mixed Media Paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick
Rust and Green Embroidery Floss
Paint Brush

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Love those colour tones, a great colour way. A very organic piece Fliss & very beautiful..
    Hugs Tracey x

  2. So gorgeous, Fliss, the colors, the texture, and love you used the stencil with two different products. And have to say it again :-) the cross stitch is a wonderful detail !!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xxxx

  3. I really love this Fliss, it has a gorgeous nature vibe to it, beautifully created
    Donna xx

  4. Fliss, I like the natural feel to this panel.
    Lynne xx


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