Summer in the Light, Winter in the Shade by Lynne Moncrieff



Sharing this week, a collage which incorporates one of my all time favourite That's Crafty! Stencils, Mandala, stencilled onto calico from the Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit. 


That's Crafty! 8insx8ins Stencil  Mandala TC8014
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panels Pack of 3 6"x6"
That's Crafty! Surfaces Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit (Rice Paper, Calico)
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint Metallic Antique Gold
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
PaperArtsy Eclectica EAB06
PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylic Buff
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black 
Gel Medium
Rusted Washer


Tearing a length from the calico, I stencilled the stunning Mandala with Texture Paste, focusing on the central element of the stencil. This was repeated along the length of the calico, then laying aside to dry.

Gesso was randomly applied to the MDF panel, allowing some of the base to peek through.  It also creates extra texture. Onto a craft sheet, I applied Buff and Metallic Antique Gold, "smooshing" it around on the sheet before pressing the panel into the paint.

Returning to the stencilled calico, time to apply colour to it. Working with the same paints as the panel, I had the same approach, taking the calico to the craft sheet, pressing the stencilled calico into the paint. For some areas, I added a touch of water to the paint, while on the craft sheet.

Adhering the prepared calico to the left side of the MDF panel, simply embellished with a strip of eco dyed rice paper, with a rusted washer adhered over the central element of the Mandala design.

I always try to have a stash of eco dyed papers and that's what I used for the stamped element, layering a wee bundle with the PaperArtsy EAB quote stamped onto the upper layer.

That's Crafty! have a range of MDF products, if you would like to take a look, visit HERE.
Until next week,

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  1. The gold onto your Mandala piece, looks so stunning , and gold and rust together, - beautiful,-I think this really brings both light and shade into your wonderful creation, dear friend. xxx

  2. Just gorgeous Lynne, such wonderful textures and detail. The touches of gold and rusted washer look fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  3. Gorgeous Texture collaged panel, Lynne. The gold mandala adds a wonderful touch of opulence . x

  4. Dorthe, Fliss and Amanda, thank you all so much xxx


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