The Power of You by Lynne Moncrieff



Sharing an assemblage this week, where I paired a Affirmation stencil with an Affirmation stamp and the return of the magnificent Greyboard Wings!

That's Crafty! MDF Surfaces 6"x6"
That's Crafty! MDF Heart Pack of 12  2x3.5"
That's Crafty! Lustre Spray Gold
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Interference Gold Paint, Metallic Antique Silver, Metallic Antique Gold Chestnut Brown, Ivory
That's Crafty! Crackle Glaze
That's Crafty! Light Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Surfaces Greyboard Bits and Pieces Wings Large
That's Crafty! Mixed Media Journal Kit (calico)
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 6
That's Crafty! Stencil 6.5"x7.5" Lynne's Affirmations 4 TC7034
That's Crafty! Walnut Ink Crystals
Archival Ink Potting Soil 
Plaid Folkart Rust Finish Kit
Gel Medium
Rusted Safety Pin
Handmade Paper Scrap


After applying Gesso to the MDF panel, I set about getting some paint onto the panel. By applying small amounts of Antique Silver and Antique Gold onto craft sheet, I then pressed the panel into the paints. This immediately not only transfers the paint to the panel but also creates interesting texture.  Once dry, I sprayed walnut ink (dissolving crystals in a spray bottle) and Lustre Gold, allowing to air dry.

With a Sepia fineliner pen, I stencilled an Affirmation directly onto the panel.

A touch of Light Texture Paste was applied, with palette knife, in small areas of the panel and when dry, returning to adding more Lustre and walnut ink to the panel.

Laying the panel aside I turned to the greyboard wings, first painting with Chestnut Brown, the base layer before applying Crackle Paste (which I applied very lightly and randomly), following the instructions before applying the Ivory paint. Once dry, it was the same sprays used to bring colour to the wings. I found that by applying the sprays, leaving to air dry and then applying another spray, created lovely character. It's only a personal preference but I try to avoid using a heat gun.  I find, for me, air drying brings much more interest to the end result.

When applying the initial paint and Crackle, I slightly bent the greyboard to bring a sense of movement to the wings. Again, this is only a personal preference.

For a central element for the wings, a heart was an obvious choice. I had a partially prepared heart hanging around (that is a peek at my creative life...99.9% of my projects begin from leftovers/pre-prepared elements that suddenly catch my eye and become the springboard for a project). I know I used the Rust Kit initially on the heart before applying Metallic Antique Gold paint.

Layering a stamped Affirmation (this one matches the Affirmation stencil but only inking up "power of you") onto stained calico, attaching a rusted safety pin, adhering this to the prepared heart which is subsequently adhered to the wings.

The Affirmation was then stamped repeatedly onto the panel. I held the stamp in my hand, even when applying the ink, this gives a distressed appearance because firstly the stamp isn't correctly inked up and secondly, by not using an acrylic block, I can provide an uneven pressure for stamping.

Finally, the distressed line stamp from the Affirmations stamp set, was repeatedly stamped around the edge of the panel.

Thank you for your visit today and of course, I have to end this post by saying
"The power of you is unstoppable"!

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  1. Lynne, those wings are absolutely superb and I love the grungy crackle you created. The words, of course are just perfect. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. An absolutely beautiful panel Lynne. The textures are amazing and love the grungy style of the lovely neutral shimmery shades on there. The wings are stunning with their crackle decoration.
    Fliss xx

  3. I love it dear friend, it holds an amazing beauty , and speaks volumes to me. Love the grungynes you created with the paste, and your wonderful coloring . Dorthe <3 xxx

  4. A stunning piece of art , Lynne with real depth on both a creative and meaningful level. It really has captured my heart.
    Thank you for sharing x


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