Friends With Silence. A Chunkie by Lynne Moncrieff



Today, I am sharing a Chunkie, another inspirational surface from That's Crafty! Sturdy yet not clumsy in any way.

I incorporated several other That's Crafty! products including the recently released small sized MDF Rounds, a perfect size to layer a used teabag (with contents disposed off) onto which I layered a stamped and stitched butterfly.


That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Rounds 2.5"
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Chunkies 4.5"x9" (pack of 2)
That's Crafty! Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit ( Rice Paper, Corrugated Cardboard)
That's Crafty! Multi Surfaces Paints: Antique Gold
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paints: Metallic Patina
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paints: Metallic Bronze
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Wildflowers Set 2
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 7
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 3
That's Crafty! Multi-Purpose Craft Adhesive
PaperArtsy Seth Apter Limited Edition Frescos Chalk Paints Set 4
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Fluid Acrylic Titanium White (I used Golden but you could use watered down white Gesso)
Small Tag
Old Book Pages
Nettle Yarn
Used Teabag
Sewing Thread - Black
Sewing Needle


After assembling the Chunkie, I applied Gesso but you don't need to, it is more a habit with me!
To this, I then applied Fresco Venice Blue and Glazier. I repeatedly stamped "Make Friends With Silence" onto the Chunkie with a Wildflowers stamp towards lower, left corner.

To this, next add torn pieces of corrugated cardboard which has been prepared with swipes of paint and Gesso, adding two length to left and right side of Chunkie.

Before giving attention to the focal, a piece of rice paper was adhered to the Chunkie. I say a piece of rice paper, this was a few pieces of rice paper which were stacked together before eco dying and allowing to dry. With the layered pieces being torn before that process, once dry it provided a lovely textural piece of paper.

Now, the focal. A used teabag, snipped carefully to allow me to dispose of the contents, was adhered to a MDF Round - they were a perfect match. Onto a piece of teabag paper, stained with tea/coffee, the stunning butterfly was stamped. With black thread, I added some stitched details to the butterfly.

Gel Medium was only applied down the centre of the stamped butterfly (on the rear), allowing the edges of this panel to remain free.

Onto scraps of eco dyed rice paper, an Affirmation from Set 7 was partially inked up, providing me with the words "friends with silence". This was adhered to a small tag which had been stained with tea/coffee.

At this point I  should say "Re-wind" because the ends of the tag were adhered behind the MDF Round before adhering to the Chunkie.

Working with the Multi-Surface paints, I applied them to areas, with my fingertips, only small areas at a time, just catching the edges, here and there. Small fragments of stained book text were also adhered, again here and there.

The final touches, nettle yarn wrapped around a twig adhered to upper edge of Chunkie with touches of Titanium White Fluid Acrylic applied, with fingertips, to unify the project and also give a dreamy quality.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.


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  1. I lvoe this Lynne,so many beautiful details xx

  2. A really gorgeous chunkie Lynne. Such a lot of beautiful detail and texture and love all the natural elements on here.
    Fliss xx

    1. Fliss, many thanks. I did go a bit overboard with texture LOL xx

  3. This really does showcase the That's Crafty brand perfectly Lynne what a beautiful piece of art work.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

    1. Tracey, that is such a lovely comment, thank you. xx

  4. Oh, this is so yummy!! Love it and a stunning piece <3

  5. Beautiful layers of paint and ink with those gorgeous papers, twig and stitched details. Amazing texture too x
    TFS and hugs Annie x

    1. Annie, thank you always for taking the time to visit here.
      Lynne xx

  6. Gosh I love those chunkies and what you create with them Lynne! And your affirmation stamps make every piece you create that much more lovely,my friend!
    Jackie xo


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