Sharing Joy by Fliss Goodwin


Hello! My softer side has come out to play this week as I was inspired by my ever growing stash of vintage doilies and decided it was time to create something to feature one of them as, after all, I can't really keep them just to stroke can I?!

Step By Step

I created my background on an 8x8 MDF panel which I first used texture paste with the lace background stencil to add a textured pattern - I felt this one just perfect to go with my chosen doily. I then painted the whole panel with chestnut brown multi surface paint.

I next brushed on a thin coat of crackle glaze, covering this with apricot multi surface paint when tacky. Once the crackle appeared and the panel was totally dry, I replaced the stencil and brushed slightly diluted light blue multi surface paint over the raised areas.

I then prepared my embellishments, stamping my chosen flower and a couple of leaves onto scraps of fabric from my stash using archival black ink. I used my stamp platform for this to ensure that I gained a crisp stamped impression on the fabrics.

I ironed adhesive onto the back of the fabric (I used Therm O Web Heat Bond) and then ironed the fabric to interlining fabric (this makes a very cheap and stable backing) and cut the images out. This stops the fabric from fraying and helps to add bulk which makes it easier to glue on a hard surface.

I glued my doily to the panel using dimensional adhesive and placing the glue under the denser areas of the crochet and the area that would be underneath my floral embellishment. I then glued the flower and leaves on top.

I finished my panel with one of the lovely affirmations that comes with one of Lynne's gorgeous new wild flower stamp sets, adding it to a plaque painted light blue and masking off part of the image to stamp in 2 sections that would fit the surface.

I hope to be using more of my vintage doilies soon as it's a shame to keep them in a box and not create something to display them.


Extras - Scraps of Light Blue and Soft Green Fabrics, Vintage Crochet Doily

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. So romantic and beautiful Fliss- so love you used the doily here, with the stenciled background,- looks as if they almost grow together, -a very special background , dear, and so perfect for your light blue flower in fabric-
    Also amazing how the crackle adds interest !!
    A lovely Friday visit :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe, xxx

  2. Wow - I love the stencil/crackle combination in the background - beautifully done, and the soft glow of the flower and the word panel works so well.
    Alison x

  3. Your amazingly crackled background goes so well with that beautiful doily Fliss. The pale hues of the blue painted flower adds just the right amount of colour.
    Hope we get to see what you create with the remainder of your doily, they deserve to be shown.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  4. This is a real beauty Fliss. The crackle really suits the texture of the doily, and the flowers look amazing stamped on to the fabric xx

  5. Lovely card Fliss
    Amanda x


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