Unforgettable Moments by Lynne Moncrieff



When possible, I try to prepare extras, that's what I did when preparing MDF panels with torn pieces of eco dyed papers. So with this week's project in mind, I unearthed a prepared panel along with a gathering of other prepared (eco dyed/tea dyed) paper elements.

I decided to take that panel one step further with Flat Matte Sprays - as seen on video in this post.
The focal of this collage is a stencilled daisy tag. The tag was amongst a bundle I had tea stained and allowed to rust (you can see a touch of rust along upper edge of tag, to the right), the colour was insipid but the Flat Matte Sprays came to the rescue!

Rice Paper, Teabag Paper, Calico are all from the fabulous Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit and can also be found in the Surfaces Mixed Media Journal Kit.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 9
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Aqua, Basil, Tomato, Saffron
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF 8"x8" Panel
That's Crafty! Light Texture Paste
That's Crafty! 6.5"x7.5" Daisies Stencil
That's Crafty! Surfaces Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit (rice paper, calico, teabag paper)
Gel Medium
Ranger Archival Ink Designer Series Potting Soil
Palette Knife (HERE)
Shipping Tag
Mister Bottle (HERE)
Watercolour Brush (Brushes HERE)


To prepare the panel prior to the addition of the Flat Matte Sprays, simply tear eco dyed calico, rice paper, teabag paper and book text, adhering to the panel with Gel Medium. Once dry, move onto applying Flat Matte Sprays. Instead of spraying directly from the bottle, I mixed a few colours along with walnut ink.

Video - Adding Flat Matte Sprays to panel that had been prepared with eco dyed rice paper, calico, book text, teabag paper.

Video - Daisy stencilled with Light Texture Paste. The tag had previously been stained with Berry tea, providing a muted grey tone to the shipping tag. Flat Matte Sprays: Aqua, Basil, Saffron were applied. Later (not shown on video), I added Tomato Spray to the above mixture, applying to centre of daisy.


The patina coloured pieces are rice paper which had been underpaper when previously staining other surfaces.  The larger panel is re-cycled brown packing paper which had been eco dyed, although I further added colour from the mixture used to stain the MDF panel.

"Moments" from the Affirmation was lightly stamped directly onto the tag. It was re-inked and stamped onto scraps of stained rice paper, including the word "Unforgettable".

A few detail photos

Machine stitching adds texture and interest, snippets of corrugated paper and riced paper were machine stitched to more stained rice paper. The collage element of this project began with a base layer of re-cycled brown packing paper, which was eco dyed. At the time of working with the sprays, I added some of this colour to that panel, although the colour can barely be seen, there is a hint of it which ties it in with the overall collage.

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  1. This is beautiful Lynne, the stitching and hint of rust all add to the fabulous aged effect xx

  2. beautifully stunning art here Lynne x I love the papery layers and of course that gorgeous stencilled daisy, complete with your affirmations x TFS Annie x

  3. A really lovely way to build up the layers and "unforgettable" is a good word to use - this is stunning Lynne! Chrisx

  4. A really beautiful panel Lynne. The layered stained and textured elements look so wonderful together and the soft colours are gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

  5. Beautiful panel piece Lynne, I do love that daisy stencil it looks amazing on everything it touches. Such pretty colours.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  6. Beautiful piece of art, love the colours, layering, well everything!

  7. Gorgeous mix of colors, an d papers, too, dear Lynne- the layers and tones, make me wish to lift up, to see what is under and feel the beauty with my fingers, too . A stunning make my dear friend. !! xxx

  8. Wonderful subtle colors and textures. The stenciled daisy works so beautifully with the other elements


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