Pausing by Lynne Moncrieff



This beautiful That's Crafty! butterfly is one I return to time and again although this was my first time stamping it onto an acrylic tile, allowing the stamped script on the first tag, to peek through.

The stamped word "pausing" is set apart from the other stamped words, as a means of balance to the composition but also set within the torn squares of Infusions stained book text, a meditative prompt.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamps Textures Collection Stamp Set 3 (Butterfly and Script)

That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel 8" x 8" Pack of 3
That's Crafty! Acrylic Shape
That's Crafty! Walnut Ink Crystals
That's Crafty! Mediums - Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Mediums - Gesso White
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paint: Black 
That's Crafty! Multi-Purpose Adhesive
That's Crafty! Pearl Inks: Silver, Black
PaperArtsy Eclectica Wings and Flight Designed by Alison Bomber EAB11
PaperArtsy Infusions: Rusty Car, In The Navy, Green Man
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Caramel, Midnight
Archival Ink Jet Black
Extras: stained shipping tags, book text, re-cycled paper, scrap Lokta paper.


Tear re-cycled paper to size of MDF panel. Begin applying various media. The Gesso and Texture Paste are scraped on and scraped off paper.  Spray walnut ink, dabbing off excess with cloth. Flick, diluted Midnight paint onto paper.  Drip Silver and Black Pearl Inks, in some areas, dabbing off excess with cloth.  dhere paper to MDF panel.

Another step in preparation, applying Gesso to book text followed by Infusions. I prepare a stack of book pages, with the Gesso and then dipping into various Infusions, misting the Gesso'd paper with water before sprinkling on the Infusions, sometimes titling the page to allow the stain to drip and then laying flat, to air dry.

The That's Crafty! butterfly was stamped onto an acrylic square,

edging with Black paint.  Layering to torn tag, stamped with script

which in turn is layered to a torn panel from the Infusions stained book page. 

 Finally, layering this onto another torn tag.

Adhere length torn from Infusions book text to bottom of panel.

Five "squares" were torn from the very same Infusions stained book page, adhering to upper left side of panel, leaving space for stamped word.

Onto scrap paper, stamping Eclectica EAB quote.

Cutting out word "pausing", adhering into space.

The remaining words I wanted to work with "in her flight awhile", adhered below butterfly image, with black fineliner pen edging the stamped words.  With black watersoluble pencil, highlighting the edges of the tags and paper edges.

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  1. This is lovely, a really special technique.

  2. Stummng atmospheric work as always, Lynne. I love how you've created a pause in the word fragment as the eye travels in search of the next phrase. The butterfly is beautiful.
    Alison x

    1. Alison,
      Thank you for noting that. It was a conscious move on my part to create a pause but at the same time, a flow in the collage.
      Greatly appreciate the time you take to comment.
      Lynne x

  3. A beautiful panel Lynne with amazing layered details and the butterfly is divine. Love that the script shows through the delicate wings and of course excellent choice of words xx
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

    1. Annie
      Thank you always for your warm words of support.
      I do love that That's Crafty butterfly!

  4. Absolutely stunning artwork Lynne. So many little details to view and the butterfly looks so beautiful on the acrylic tile.
    Fliss xx

    1. Fliss, thank you so very much.
      With this house move, although much continues to be packed in large plastic storage boxes, it was also a time of discovering items such as the acrylic shapes :)


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