Vintage tulips

vintage tulip Heather Telford

I have some more vintage style watercolour cards to share this week. Last month I posted a video tutorial showing a method for creating a vintage look with brown dye ink and watercolour pencils. I have created a few more cards along the same lines dreamed up some variations as well. To see the original card and video tutorial click here.

vintage tulip 2 Heather Telford

For this tulip card I used almost the same method as shown in the video but left out the elegant writer pen (as I did in this butterfly card). I stamped the original tulip images in vintage photo distress ink then blended the ink in the outline stamping with colour from both pink and brown watercolour pencils. I painted some distress stain around the edges of the watercolour panel and splattered some as well.

Vintage tulip closeup Heather Telford

Thanks for dropping in; I hope you’ll come back each day this week for more vintage style designs.

Stamps: Flower Gala , Soar (PB)
Inks:  Vintage Photo distress ink,Vintage Photo distress stain (Ranger)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, brown cardstock, coral cardstock
Also:  Albrecht Durer watercolor medium flesh, VanDyke pencils (Faber-Castell)

14 Comments on “Vintage tulips”

  1. Judith says:

    Love the vintage look. There are so many fun things to check out in the art world! Glad you shared this.

  2. Marianne says:

    Another beautiful vintage cards, Heather. Thanks for the inspiration. You really make me want to try this.

  3. Pat says:

    These tulips are so pretty Heather and the vintage look suits them really well. x

  4. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, I just LOVE this vintage technique and have to try it. I’ve pinned several of your cards now with it and hope this week I can try one! Love it so much! Big hugs, and thanks for sharing it and doing the video!

  5. Chris R. says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love this vintage look! What kind of water brush do you use?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Chris, I used either a Tprime waterbrush which sometimes comes with Faber Castell products or a Pentel aqua brush – small. Glad you liked the card.

      • Chris R. says:

        Thank you so much for the information. Absolutely love all your vintage watercolor cards this week.

  6. Sharon Madson says:

    Love your vintage watercolor! Thank you again for the tutorial!

  7. Lindsey says:

    So very pretty! Brown is one of my least-used tones, yet it works so well here.

  8. barbara lassiter says:

    Lovely card and I want to try this technique again. The first card I made turned out well and I have several PB stamps that will be perfect for the technique. Thanks for the videos! 🙂

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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