Wisdom by Lynne Moncrieff



Wisdom - as the end of the year is rapidly approaching it got me to thinking about what, if anything, is learnt in the 12 months of a calendar year.  Does each year bring new wisdom that we build upon or is wisdom ephemeral, that feeling of gaining wisdom only for it to suddenly disappear from our grasp. This was in my thought as I set about working on this project.



Although I used a MDF panel as the surface, this would work as a journal page which is an idea I might work on into the New Year.

After cutting/tearing watercolour paper to size of substrate, it was misted with water, just lightly at this stage before applying walnut ink followed by the Pearl Inks, leaving flat to air dry. Once dry, Black Pearl Ink was splattered. This was then adhered to the MDF surface.

For the focal, a piece of painted, scrap cardstock was layered to a Craftyboard circle and to this, adhering one of the Dina Wakley Elements circles.  

Selecting a stamp from the Katzelkraft set, it was first stamped onto the Craftyboard circle element and then again onto scrap piece of found paper.

Taking the found piece of paper with the stamped image, the top end layering scrap piece of fabric with a piece from the Tissue Paper.  At the other end, the word Wisdom this time stamped onto scrap of painted cardstock and layered to the found paper.  

Just before adhering the Craftyboard circle to the panel, the word Wisdom was repeatedly stamped a few times then to this, tearing some of the small marks from another sheet from the Elements Tissue Paper, adding a sprinkle of them.  

Finally, a small circle was cut using the That's Crafty! A4 Circles Stencil - it was a piece of deli paper used as underpaper, catching Pearl Inks. 

I just added a scrap of this and that with a primitive cross-stitch to bring detail to the upper corner and throughout, a black watersoluble pencil was used to create depth and definition.

For those who celebrate Christmas, I wish you the happiest of times and just to pause to thank you for your visits to the posts and for your support for my stamp designs. Also a shout-out to Laura and Graham, to all the D.T. at That's Crafty and Jo Channon.

Festive Wishes


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