Silence - A Mixed Media Panel by Lynne Moncrieff


I was once again inspired by nature for this Mixed Media panel. As always, I have added my little bits of this and that and have also incorporated found elements as well as beeswax. This panel can easily be made without beeswax. So you might ask me, why did I take the trouble to use beeswax?! I wanted to show how the That's Crafty! MDF Surfaces will allow you to work with a variety of media. This panel had Gesso, Infusions which were very generously misted with water, dried with heat tool, stamping and then beeswax. They are a substrate which any Mixed Media artist would confidentially create on.


That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panels - Pack of 3 - 4.5x9
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Tags Pack of 6 - #8
PaperArtsy Infusions: Royal Blood, Sleight Blue
PaperArtsy Eclectica Designed by Lin Brown ELB30
PaperArtsy Eclectica Designed by Alison Bomber EAB03
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 3
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 3
Sponge Applicator Brush
Heat Gun (That's Crafty! stock a Ranger Heat Tool)
Archival Ink Pad Designer Series Watering Can
Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
Gel Medium
Craft Iron
Craft Mat (That's Crafty! stock one from Woodware)
Mister Bottle
Extras: Beeswax, Melt Pot, Stained Teabag, Twig, Eco Dyed Nettle Yarn, Washer


Randomly apply Gesso to both MDF panels, ensuring some of the MDF peeks through.Sprinkle Infusions onto upper area of panel and tag, generously misting with water. Leave to dry or heat with heat tool. 

Stamp ELB stamp  repeatedly onto panel and also onto tag, checking the alignment of the grasses for when the tag will be adhered to the panel. Continue stamping, this time with the Affirmations stamp "These wings belong to me". On upper left corner of panel, stamp script from Textures Collection.

At this stage, I melted beeswax pellets in the Melt Pot and coated the panel and tag with beeswax but as I said in the intro, it isn't a requirement.

For the butterfly focal, I stamped the butterfly from Textures Collection onto two separate pieces of dried, stained teabag paper. The first image was laid onto the tag and coated with beeswax. Allowing the beeswax to cool, I then placed the second stamped image directly over the first and this time, only applied beeswax to the upper edge, sealing it to the tag but allowing the stamped image to be lifted so bottom image can be viewed.

If not working with beeswax, Gel Medium could be substituted.

Stamp the wonderful PaperArtsy EAB quote onto found paper, this was a scrap of eco dyed rice paper. As for the upper butterfly image, apply thin line of beeswax along top edge of stamped quote.
Below the stamped quote you will see some extra texture, this was simply some torn pieces of the teabag which I dipped into beeswax and laid onto the tag.

Final touches, wrap nettle yarn around off-cut from tree branch, adhering to top of panel. Adhere the tag to panel, this can be done with melted beeswax or Gel Medium. 

Thank You for your visit and just one final note, That's Crafty have MDF panels in varying sizes and the MDF Tags likewise come in various sizes, they are worth taking a look at.


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  1. This really is a magnificent display Lynne and shows exactly the depth of medium that the surfaces can take. Love the concept of shrouded Butterfly. Beautiful.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  2. A really beautiful collage Lynne. The beeswax gives such a lovely ethereal look to the panel and the softness perfectly fits the wonderful quote,
    Fliss xx

  3. Absolutely Amazing and beautiful!!
    That;s Crafty,Lynne surely uses your MDF boards to the fullest of their ability- happy for the tutorial!
    Jackie xx

  4. Dear friend, this is a soul lifting beautiful piece. I love the Lin Brown stamp you used on the background , so lovely, and the bees wax giving that gorgeous warm yellow tone, is just wonderful together with the blue. Such beautiful use of nature, too, dear friend-
    Dorthe xxx

  5. Such a stunning make Lynne and the natural elements are a favourite x love the layering of products and so kind of you to share the process and products used
    Hugs Annie x

  6. Oh my! I hardly knew where to look first! This panel is absolutely stunning! Chrisx


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