Unique (Featuring New Stamps) by Lynne Moncrieff



I am excited to share the news of new stamp releases!!!

There are four new stamp sets and all new sets along with a host of fabulous new products (including Acrylic Liquid Wax - also appearing on my project!) will be appearing on That's Crafty! HOCHANDA shows, Monday 29th April @ 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., with as always, Jo at the helm, showing the new releases and of course, creating her demos with them, which I cannot wait to see.

In the coming week, I will be chatting about the inspiration for the latest stamp sets but for now, I will crack on with sharing details about this project. I wanted to add that the leaves are as near to their actual size which I am thrilled about and also the words on the Carved Leaves were compiled by Laura and they are just so perfect!

(I will also be posting a wee video showing how I used That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays with the new leaf stamps)


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Carved Leaves Set 1 (leaf and word)
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Mark Making Stamp Sets 1 and 2
That's Crafty! Acrylic Liquid Wax
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Ochre, Sage, Basil, Walnut
That's Crafty! Tea bag Paper
Archival Ink Designer Series Potting Soil
Distress Ink Ranger - Walnut, Crushed Olive
Gel Medium
Fine Paintbrush
Watercolour Paper


I had prepared a stack of panels a few weeks ago. I tend to do this, create a batch of them and then I have them to hand. I worked on watercolour paper/rag paper which has a lovely texture and with an application of Gesso before laying down colour and then more Gesso applied on top, this is quite a textural piece.

I signed up for a Roxanne Evans Stout workshop and like how she is free in adding words to her collages, which are all but obscured on completion. I am trying to be more freeing, here I used a Stabilo pencil, writing loosely before the final layer of Gesso.

The panel was laid aside as I turned attention to the leaf stamp, from Set 1. I will be sharing a video of how I paint the stamped leaves, using That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays. For this leaf, I worked with Ochre, Walnut and Sage, stamped onto more rag paper and fussy cut.

When I inked with Distress Ink, I only lightly tapped the ink on the stamp, to only give an impression of the shape of the leaf, it is the Flat Matte Sprays which come into their own as I coloured this stamp. I have also substituted the D.I. with Archival Potting Soil.

The leaf was then machine stitched to the panel along with tea bag paper which I had stained previously with walnut, Sage and Basil.

Staying with the same Carved Leaves stamp set, the word Unique was stamped with Potting Soil ink onto cartridge paper which I had previously stained with Walnut Ink.

Next, picking up the new Lynne's Mark Making Stamp Set 1, I stamped the trio of frames onto the same card as above, only focusing the ink on one frame, as that is all I required for this project.

The stamped word and frame were cut out, with the word Unique, placed inside the frame. I was so happy that the size of the frames will accommodate many of the words on the Carved Leaves sets and also words from the fabulous ATCoin Set 11.

Then, from Mark Making Stamp Set 2, picking this particular stamp, to stamp to the right of the leaf. With a fine paintbrush, I lightly applied Acrylic Liquid Wax to this mark and also to the word Unique.

I had previously applied Liquid Acrylic Wax to some Rice Paper (That's Crafty!) which had been eco dyed.

 I tore a piece from this prepared paper, layering it beneath the stamped word and frame.

I also applied the Liquid Acrylic Wax, trying to mimic dewdrops on the leaf.

I like to add pieces of this and that ... a teeny scrap when I cut out the frame and a piece of copper dry brushed with Gesso.

This panel was approx 8" x 8.5"  

It would be wonderful if you are able to tune into the shows tomorrow. at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or catch-up with HOCHANDA's re-wind online.  
 I am truly bowled over to have new stamp sets and for that, the biggest THANK YOU to Laura and Graham but also a shout-out to the team who have been busy creating samples not only with other new products but also with my new stamps and amazing samples they are. It is always such a thrill to see how others incorporate my stamps into their art.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing samples made for HOCHANDA and new projects with the Carved Leaves and Mark Making stamp sets.  


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your process. A wonderful piece and such a "Unique" use of some fun products. I love the depth and variance of colors Lynn. Exquisite !

  2. This is soooo beautiful Lynne. A brilliant way to showcase your gorgeous leaf and the dewdrops look totally amazing.
    Can't wait to see the shows tomorrow!
    Fliss xx

  3. This is so organically beautiful, Lynne . Even though the creativity was detailed and involved the simplicity of the finish is what makes it so very special . Tfs and COngratulations on your new stamps x

  4. I missed this earlier in the year - a stunning panel, and gorgeous new stamps.
    Alison x


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