Bentley's Midnight Garden by Fliss Goodwin


Hello! I have another mixed media upright to share this week which uses up most of the scraps of my spray overflow paper from last week and I couldn't resist inking up Donna's cute Bentley to go with my flowers as it's quite a while since he made an appearance. The colours are a little more dusk than midnight but Bentley does look rather sleepy!

Step By Step

I used light texture paste first to make a pattern on the top section using the abstract grid stencil as it gives a sort of crazy brickwork look. Once it was dry, I painted over it with lavender multi surface paint.

I then misted on rose and bluebell flat matte sprays but sadly when dry they could hardly be seen so instead I dabbed on several toning shades of Distress Oxide inks. I next used Cactus Flower Arcival ink and Ranger Caribbean Coast Dye ink with a texture stamp around the edges. I painted the base lavender and misted with the same sprays, again stamping with the sequin waste texture stamp.

I stamped several flowers and centre flowers on the spray overflow paper together with Bentley, stamping his head again for added dimension, using black ink and cut all the images out. I added a little detail with markers and then assembled the embellishments with 3D glue.

I glued the assembled flowers and Bentley onto the textured back panel with glue gel and then glued the top to the base with multi purpose craft adhesive.

To finish off, I stamped my chosen affirmation on more of the spray overflow paper, cutting it into tiles and running a black inkpad round the edges for definition. I then glued these to the upright near the top.

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That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Fanciful Flowers Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - The Serenity Collection - Bentley
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Textures Collection Set 4
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Wildflowers Set 2
That's Crafty! Surfaces - MDF Upright Torn Note Page
That's Crafty! 8 x 8 Stencil - Abstract Grid
That's Crafty! Mediums - Light Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays - Bluebell, Rose
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - Lavender
Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower
Ranger Dye Ink - Caribbean Coast
VersaFine Ink - Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Inks - Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive
Extras - Marker Pens, 3D Gel Glue, Spray Overflow Scraps

 Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Such a sweet display Fliss, doesn't Bentley look so happy taking in the scent amongst your flowers. Beautiful piece.
    Wishing you a super weekend Tracey xx

  2. Gorgeous Fliss, loving the colours . Such a happy piece. Tracy ❤️❤️

  3. Bentley looks so content among the flowers, lovely upright
    Amanda x

  4. So very gorgeous Fliss, love the abstract grid stencil behind ,and how you sprayed it, and your flowers, too.A beautiful midnight garden!! Hugs ,Dorthe- xxx

  5. Fliss, It is so lovely to see the cat matched with one of the Wildflower sentiments :)
    The stencilled background brings great texture to this sweet project.

  6. You always make Bentley look fantastic Fliss, I think that stamp was made just for you!
    Donna xx

  7. Love the background texture and the dreamy colours are perfect for the expression on Bentley's face!
    Alison x


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