Thursday, March 18, 2010

Celebrate Spring with the March Muse

Here is another fabulous project from our March Muse, Lynne Montcrieff:

Here's how it was created:

Step 1: Paint a piece of artist sheet canvas with household paint.

Step 2: Make spray ink from walnut crystals and red food coloring. Decant into a spray bottle and spray onto painted canvas.

Step 3: Stamp image onto watercolor paper. Paint with Neocolor II and spray with ink created in step 2. Stick to painted canvas.

Step 4: Gather fabric, pressed flower, gauze and other items to embellish hanging. Attach to canvas to finish the piece.

To find out more about Lynne, read this great interview with her and to see more of Lynne's work visit her blog, Adorn.


  • Stamps: Collage Lady (Time to Stamp)
  • Paper: Artist canvas sheet, watercolor paper
  • Ink/Paint: Household emulsion paint, Neocolor II water soluble crayons, walnut crystals, Timber Brown Stazon, Daler Rowney Pearlescent Medium
  • Embellishments: Tassel, orange and green trim, wooden pegs, pressed flower, fleece blanket (used to protect plants from frost) & fabric scraps,


  1. Hi Lynne
    I just love your work it's so inspirational and has such a lovely elegant feel to it and this piece is no exception it's beautiful.I love the image and must have a try a the techniques. You are a great choice for the muse and I hope we get to see lots more of your work at all times not just for a month :)

  2. Beautiful piece, Lynne! Thanks for sharing your process with us!

  3. Thanks for those special comments. Lynne x

  4. WOWZERS!! This is absolutely stunning!! What a fabulous piece, and a wonderful step-by-step! Thanks so much Lynne!

  5. Now this is worth a good look at it's lovely

    Love Dawn xx

  6. Wowza GF, this is just so pretty, luvin' it!

  7. Beautiful colors and so lovely!

  8. Beautiful Lynne! It's fun for me to see how everything is put together. My brain often freezes for long periods of time and articles like this always help to free it up a bit.


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