Friday, 31 October 2014

Vintage Assemblage {with Eclectica³ Sara Naumann by Lynne Moncrieff}

Hello,Lynne here from AdornI live in Scotland and stumbled into stamping via, of all things, cross-stitching, that was about 8 years ago.  I have the privilege of being on DTs and enjoy submitting to Stampington & co publications where I have been published over a range of titles.
I am told I am recognized for a shabby chic/vintage style (I have a passion and large collection of photo real stamps). Stamps themselves inspire me and they provide such versatility from the surface we stamp onto to allowing us to embrace a range of styles and for the story teller within us to emerge and be displayed in our artwork.  
Stamping, aside from something I am passionate about, has allowed me to connect with like minded people, many who have become friends and has provided wonderful opportunities for me, such as being a Guest Designer for Paper Artsy. 

Tonight I am here to share with you a project featuring stamping into paperclay with these beautiful hearts from Sara Naumann. 

Creating the hearts is step one because drying time has to be taken into consideration. Factors such as heat, humidity in your home and also thickness/size of the clay vary the time required. Condition the Creative Paperclay in your hands then working on a craft mat roll out the clay, with an old rolling pin, to a depth of approximately 7 mm.

Stamp into the clay – there is no need to ink up the stamp, before gently lifting the stamp from the clay.
Immediately clean your stamp thoroughly.

I used Eclectica Sara Naumann’s ESN11.

Gently cut away excess clay with a craft knife so as not to distort the image. If you prefer you can leave this stage until the clay has dried. Transfer the hearts onto a flat, absorbent surface, I use kitchen paper towel. Now be patient and allow the clay to dry!

Dry brush Fresco Finish Vintage Lace, Nougat, Irish Cream, Antarctic and London Night with a foam brush.

Now to prepare the 4”x4” box canvas by randomly applying the same Fresco Finish colours as used on the hearts. Apply with an old credit card and fingers and also apply touches of Grunge Paste. Remember to paint the sides of the canvas. Leave to dry.

Stamp script several times onto white tissue paper with Staz-on Jet Black. Apply to canvas with Golden Soft Gel Matt Medium. Once dry layer torn pieces of vintage lace applying with the same medium.

Wrap muslin around a vintage spool (or substitute for a new spool), adhering with Gel Medium. Leave to dry for a few moments before applying the Fresco Finish paints used throughout the project. Leave to dry.

Stamp Marilyn Monroe quote with Staz-on Jet Black onto tissue paper. Adhere to the spool with Gel Medium. Leave to dry.

Adhere spool to the canvas with silicone glue. For the final touches paint lace rose ribbon with diluted Distress Paint Weathered Wood. Adhere to top edge of the canvas, embellishing with an Idea-ology Curio. Embellish the paperclay hearts with a mother of pearl heart shape button threaded with ivory jute twine.

You can see that the detail on the stamp has transferred beautifully onto the clay.

If you have never used paperclay before then I hope this will inspire you to have a play. Imagine the fun you will have as you look at your stamps in a new light.

Thank You so much to PaperArtsy for inviting me to be a Guest Designer – this has been so much fun!

A huge thanks to Lynne from all at PaperArtsy HQ. We are so pleased that you could join us, your previous published work is so inpsirational and tonight's project is just as beautiful. Delicately vintage with so much texture. The paperclay hearts are gorgeous, I can see many of those being made. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014


Helen said...

No tricks, just treats tonight, what a great pleasure to see Lynne's work - love those clay hearts!!

craftytrog said...

How wonderful to see you here Lynne!
Your project is so beautiful & inspiring! The clay hearts are lovely.
What a treat, as Helen said!
Alison xxx

Ruth said...

Absolutely yummy, gorgeous shabby chic style and the hearts are wonderful. x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful shabby chic canvas! Love the clay ornaments, never tried it myself...

Corrie Herriman said...

How great to see you here, Lynne. You certainly rose to the challenge. What a fab piece !
Corrie x

craftimamma said...

I love the colour palette on this adorable canvas and how effective those hearts look stamped into the clay. The use of script clinches this as a project I love! Lovely to see you on the blog too Lynne.

Lesley Xx

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Oh wow, this is just fab, I love everything about it. Have never used paperclay but will have to give it a go, thanks soo much for the inspiration x

massofhair said...

Wonderful colours and stamps, fab project:-) xxx

PaperArtsy said...

I'd forgotten how much fun clay can be! I love the texture when it is stamped. This piece turned out great!

Thanks for guesting on the blog tonight! A great treat :)


Redanne said...

What a delight it is to see the fantastically talented Lynne here! Lynne's heart canvas is stunning - love the wonderful colours and textures.

Anonymous said...

Thank You to Paper Artsy for inviting me to be a Guest Designer.
The heart stamps were an absolute treat to work with, stamping so beautifully into the paperclay.
I had so much FUN!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful Lynne, great step by step and so nice to see you at PaperArtsy. Julie x

Julie Lee said...

How lovely to see you here, Lynne! This is a fantastic make. I've just discovered paper clay myself and I love what you've done with it on this beautiful, totally exquisite project! Loving how you used the sentiment too! xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hi Lynne love your canvass. Great colours and the hearts look stunning xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a beautiful canvas, I love the spool and the hearts are perfect stamped on clay!

Lucy x

Deborah said...

Great to see you bring your wonderful shabby chic style to Paper Artsy, Lynne. I love those clay hearts.

Cocofolies said...

Wow!!! Fantastic canvas by Lynne, she's a clever lady that I love. She has had a wonderful idea to use paperclay in this way on these beautiful interlaced hearts, the result is perfect and all the colours and the background are absolutely gorgeous!!! I also love the spool, fab addition Lynne! :) xxx

Debbie K. said...

Beautiful canvas, Lynne! Love what you created.

Kirsten said...

That's so beautiful. The hearts are perfect for that stunning background.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

What a gorgeous make, Lynn. Love it!!

Ellie Knol said...

O, this is great! Going to try this!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful project, Lynne!!

Dorthe said...

It is a wonderful way, of displaying your beautiful canvas ,my dear Lynne. So gorgeous from top to bottum,- with the coloured roses, and the curio , the spool and text added...
The hearts are the sweetest stamped with text ,and wonderfully coloured, love the little hesrts and ivory thread !!
A gorgeous piece my friend!!

Art By Wanda said...


Dianne said...

It's wonderful to see you Miss Lynne guest designing here, there might be a few crafter's not familiar with your work, but I think that would be almost impossible :O). Stunning work as always, I love your unique work, thanks for sharing..

Annie said...

I love this Lynne :-) lots of texture and wonderful details. Love the hearts and amazing look you have achieved.

Lovely to see you here at PA with this inspiring make.

TFS Annie x

~*~Patty S said...

Stunning project in every detail!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow I am so in love with this, super awesome. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

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