Wisdom, Strength, Silence by Lynne Moncrieff



The PaperArtsy Mini, designed by Seth Apter, is another of his Mini designed which I feel has a wonderful earthy energy to it.  As I had prepared circles from the That's Crafty! new A4 circle stencil, I wanted to work with them in conjunction with this stamp, adding elements I gathered from the garden to emphasize an earthy quality to the collage.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamps The Language of Trees Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps The Language of Trees Set 2
PaperArtsy Minis Designed by Seth Apter Eclectica EM52
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF 8" x 8" Panel Pack of 3
That's Crafty! Surfaces Tea bag Paper
That's Crafty! Mediums - Gesso
That's Crafty! Mediums - Walnut Ink Crystals
That's Crafty! Mediums - Acrylic Liquid Wax
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paint: Black , White
That's Crafty! A4 Stencil Circles TC40002
Archival Ink Jet Black
Extras: twig, dried leaves, Cotton Rag Paper, Stabilo Black Watersoluble Pencil, Paynes Grey Acrylic Paint


I already had the paper panel prepared with white Gesso, walnut ink, black paint and touches of Paynes Grey and Sabilo Watersoluble Black Pencil which I adhered to a MDF panel.

The Seth Apter Mini was stamped directly onto the panel.

I knew when selecting this stamp that I would be incorporating some circles. The circles are the smallest size on the new A4 circles stencil which I stencilled onto teabag paper, stained with walnut ink and then Acrylic Liquid Wax applied .

With the watersoluble pencil, the Seth Apter stamp was extended in particular areas and the circles were defined, pulling the colour away to blend into the background.

I have lots of leftovers/scraps which I tend to find a home for eventually. Here, a strip adhered to lower edge of panel, before adhering, forming small holes as a detail.

On each set of The Language of Trees stamps, there are single words. I selected three words to add to this collage, stamping onto scraps of painted papers, cutting into word tiles, edging with the black watersoluble pencil for definition.

A twig and dried leaves, the final details to this collage.

Thank you for your visit.


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  1. This piece truly speaks to me. Your combination of the circles, strong graphic stamp and natural elements is meaningful. Beautiful Lynne

  2. Wisdom, strength, silence... you missed out beauty! Another glorious panel, serene and gentle.
    Alison x

  3. Absolutely love this and the colours Lynne!
    You are always an inspiration!
    xox Suzy


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