Seek Beauty by Lynne Moncrieff



This week, once again, playing with the fabulous Teabag Paper from the Surfaces Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit but also available to buy outwith the kit which is perfect for Teabag Paper Junkies, like myself!


That's Crafty! Surfaces Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit (Teabag Paper, Calico, Rice Paper)
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Heart #5
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 3 (button stamp)
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 2 (Numbers)
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 10
That's Crafty! Lustre Spray Gold
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel (Cut to size 
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paint Metallic Antique Gold
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Archival Ink Designer Series Potting Soil
Gel Medium
Sewing Machine
Sewing Needle
Brown Cotton Thread
Vintage Button
Coffee/Tea Bath (Instant Coffee Granules/Teabags container of  hot water)


Stain teabag paper, rice paper and calico in bath of instant coffee granules or teabags. Remove and allow to dry thoroughly.

You can either tear the pieces prior to staining or once dry.

I already had a MDF heart prepared, all I needed to do was apply Metallic Antique Gold with my fingertips to highlight texture. Seek beauty was stamped onto found paper (piece of brown packaging), layered with a piece of stained teabag paper and frayed burlap, topping with vintage button.

Hand-stitch onto the calico panel.

Machine stitch various layers, creating texture with the overlap of papers.
The button stamp from Textures Collection was stamped three times onto more found paper, hand-stitch them onto the panel.

I often chat about the fact I never set-out with a specific end result in mind and that is the case with this project.  On completion I decided this collage needed support. Only by chance, I happened to have a MDF panel to the size of this paper/fabric collage.

Stamp 721, from Textures Collection onto fragment of stained teabag paper, attaching to collage.

Add any final touches of papers to create more texture and balance.

Now, mist the panel with the stunning Lustre Spray Gold. Also, dab some spots of the Lustre onto the panel to add a different detail to the collage.

Until next week,


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  1. It is so very beautiful, my dear friend, lovely, lovely layers, -did you hand embroid the piece with brown dots- looks so fantastic with the textured heart on top. And all the details you master in your mixed media creations, are gorgeous. <3 xxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful textural and layered artwork Lynne and really love the stained colours and the touches of stitching.
    Fliss xx

  3. Amazing level of details on your stunning creation Lynne, could stare at it all day
    Donna xx

  4. Another stunning piece , Lynne. I Love your creative style . tfs x

  5. Just love this Lynne! The gold luster spray was the perfect finish!
    Jackie xo

  6. This nothing short of stunning! Chrisx


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