Private Dreams by Lynne Moncrieff



This week, I returned to an older PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella stamp set, to work with one of the stamps, repeating and layering the same image, a captivating face, pairing it with another PaperArty stamp set from the Eclectica EAB, the words seemed to echo the look on the face stamp.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Mark Making Stamps Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Mark Making Stamps Set 2
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel 8"x8" Pack of 3
PaperArtsy Eclectica Lynne Perrella Collection LPC005
PaperArtsy Eclectica EAB07 Designed by Alison Bomber
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Basil. Ochre, Sage
That's Crafty! Pearl Ink: Antique Gold, Bronze
That's Crafty! Mediums Gesso White
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint: Caramel, Terracotta
PaperArtsy Infusions: The Sage
That's Crafty! Multi-Purpose Craft Adhesive
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black 
Extras: watercolour paper/cotton rag, sewing machine, book page


Although this is on a That's Crafty! MDF panel, it begins life on watercolour/cotton rag paper.  Beginning by laying down a randomly applied layer of white Gesso.

There are no stepped out photos for this project but after applying the Gesso, only waiting for it to be partially dry before applying PaperArtsy paints with my fingers and also a palette knife, almost scraping on and then scraping off the paint, pulling the Gesso into the paint. Then time to apply the Flat Matte Sprays, focusing the spray towards the centre of the panel.

The faces were stamped onto book page, first painted with Gesso before applying Infusions The Sage, blending with the Gesso.

The face was inked up three times, tearing away smaller elements from the stamped image, altering the configuration of some of the images, the face on the far left (above), layered with stamped piece torn down the middle. The faces were machine stitched to the background paper.

To this, marks were added by stamping Mark Making stamps and although not seen here, adding touches of Pearl Ink in Antique Gold and Bronze. The Antique Gold Pearl Ink was also added to the faces, such as the cheek area or borders.

The PaperArtsy EAB quote was stamped onto scrap paper, adhering to the panel, doodling with black fineliner pen.

The Antique Gold Pearl Ink was also applied to the background, dipping my finger into the Pearl Ink, blending into the paper.

Thank You so much for your visit today.


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  1. This is so beautiful, Lynne... the repeated use of the face in the composition is really haunting - and I completely agree about how well the words suit her expression.
    Alison x

  2. I keep saying it I know but this is another one to love , Lynne . The neutral, earthy tone suit your stamped images and your placement is perfect . x

  3. Really love the neutral tones on here Lynne as they suit the beautiful stamped image so well. Wonderful design and love the way you centred the images and text too.
    Fliss xx


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