Vintage Flower Box

Vintage flower box Heather Telford

I’m continuing my vintage watercolour theme today with the square ‘flower box’ stamp. I completed this panel using the technique shared in my video tutorial. I stamped the image with vintage photo ink and added black here and there with the ‘elegant writer’ pen from speedball.

Vintage flower box 2 Heather Telford

Most of the leaves and the centres of the large flowers have a black/green tinge to them; this is what happens when you add water to the elegant writer ink. I also spread it around the corners with a paint brush.

vintage flower box closeup Heather Telford

The orange and purple colouring is from watercolour pencils. I pulled colour from the pencils and filled the petals and flower shapes drawing in brown from the stamped outlines at the same time. I added splatters of colour from the pencil and water droplets for an aged look.

 vintage flower box flat Heather Telford

The word ‘smile’ is laser cut from matboard and glazed with crackle glaze.  Thanks for joining me this week; I’m so pleased you are enjoying my vintage theme.

Stamps: Flower Box (PB)
Inks:  Vintage Photo distress ink,Vintage Photo distress stain (Ranger) Elegant writer pen (Speedball)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper
Also:  Albrecht Durer watercolor delft blue, raw umber, dark orange pencils (Faber-Castell), Rock candy clear crackle paint(Ranger)

13 Comments on “Vintage Flower Box”

  1. Ingrid says:

    Another beauty Heather. I’m really LOVING this look! 🙂

  2. marleine1 says:

    Lovely card. I’m enjoying this technique.

  3. Judith says:

    I’m only now starting to explore mixed media…mostly as a result of seeing your vintage creations. I love what you’ve done with this and the other vintage works you’ve posted. Could you recommend any “basic beginners” books? There’s so much out there…I really don’t know where and how to begin.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Judith, I’m glad you are enjoying my vintage series and getting inspired. I will have a think about beginner books. Are you looking for beginner watercolour or mixed media?

  4. Pat says:

    Another fantastic vintage look card Heather and the orange and purple you have added complements the brown and black perfectly. x

  5. Micheline Jourdain says:

    OMG…. so beautiful ! This one is my favorite of the week ! Wow…

  6. Lynn Leduc says:

    Beautiful. Love it.

  7. WOW this is stunning and gorgeous, Heather!

  8. This one is “off the charts” gorgeous! I had to pick my jaw off the floor. Incredible work using watercolor and maintaining such a crisp, clean image! Love your work with vintage colors!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Nancy, I was really happy with the way this one turned out. It has been fun sticking with one technique over several projects; it gave me a chance to see how it worked with a range of stamps and styles.

  9. Lindsey says:

    I like how you were able to add pops of purple and orange while still keeping the overall look completely vintage-y.

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