A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms

I will be running some stencilling workshops with The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street – Glasgow if you would like to book look here ————- Much of my stencilling life is spent up a ladder or a scaffolding recreating the historic designs and it is immensely  rewarding. But I also love sharing my skills withContinue reading “A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms”


YOU CAN PURCHASE HERE This is a shopping bag hand stencilled by artist stenciller Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw to celebrate the 2016 outreach art project #THEBIGROSE. This project celebrates the sharing with a wide public of the technique of stencilling used by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporary in Glasgow. #THEBIGROSE was launched in 2016 duringContinue reading “THE BIG ROSE BAG FOR LIFE – A MACKINTOSH ROSE TO CARRY YOUR SHOPPING IN AN ECO FRIENDLY MANNER”

Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate

78, Derngate is having a celebration, this year sees the centenary celebration of their refurbishment by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its a great event with an exhibition running until the 29th April, some heritage talks with a programme here , some workshops which I will run on the 29th of April. A number of iconic pieces came fromContinue reading “Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate”

78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation

At number 78 Derngate in Northampton there is a small house which is celebrating this year the 100th anniversary of its refurbishment by a very famous architect. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I had the great privilege to work with the exhibition team and my role was to recreate two of the heritage stencilled scheme… Not seenContinue reading “78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation”

Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!

Did you know that Mackintosh designed a house in England ? In Northampton and it’s opened to the public ? At 78 Derngate its the most jazzy interior I have seen… despite being a Mackintosh building … not a rose in site … triangles and bright colours as in the stencilled scheme … dark schemeContinue reading “Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!”

Mackintosh and his technicolor dream stencil or 24 #bigroses at The Lighthouse !!!

Sometimes one image says a thousand words !!!  Here are our words @ The Lighthouse yesterday when I made colours available to the stencillers of #thebigrose !!!

Photography competition – Glasgow DOD Win Glasgow Style Stencils

Between the 12 and the 18th September I am taking part in the #glasgowdod and I will give talks about stencilling Mackintosh but also about Historic stencilling . Glasgow DOD is a great celebration of Glasgow architecture and Scottish Style. The Lansdowne House of Stencils will be offering the prize of 3 stencils in theContinue reading “Photography competition – Glasgow DOD Win Glasgow Style Stencils”


Glasgow sees every Mid September a great number of its historic buildings opened to the Public for the very awaited for #DOD (Doors open days). Those which are normally closed to the public open their doors for a few hours… Those who charge an entry fee welcome free of charge many visitors and experts ofContinue reading “DOORS OPEN DAY TALKS – RECREATING MACKINTOSH”

Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House

Today I made a delivery of Glasgow Style stencils to the shop of The Hill House, the property that Mackintosh designed at the turn of the century for the publisher Blackie. The Hill house features beautiful examples of Art Nouveau stencilling designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the early 1900’s. It is run by TheContinue reading “Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House”

Workshops, Contact details…

Join my mailing list if you would like to hear about any new events… courses/workshop I set up You can contact me @ bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com. I record my activities on my Face Book page  and post loads of photos on my  Instagram page “The workshop and your tuition was inspiring. I went home created an art spaceContinue reading “Workshops, Contact details…”