Vintage images reborn, Marie Antoinette before and after

Wendys artworkMany of you may wonder where I find my Marie Antoinette and other

Β lovely vintage characters for my artwork and designs.

Well, most are readily available as public domain images in their original form.

However they undergo dramatic facelifts and costume changes in my hands,

working with photoshop and sometimes original watercolour and gouache.

Many hours of work goes into their transformation.

My goal is to achieve a visual harmony with the past and present

adding exquisite detail and charm.

I love to transform beautiful new characters from the old,

sometimes very shabby vintage images.

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Madonna and child Christmas art

10747930_1526663224247564_1953879165_nEthereal Madonna and child Christmas collage.

Beautiful vintage lace border, holy card.
L’amour de dieu, the love of God.

Using the public domain image of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, L’Innocence
I merged paper lace borders and vintage ephemera to create beautiful piece for Christmas.

It is available as cards and prints from Cafe Baudelaire and Mulberry Muse.

l amour de dieu

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Bunny rabbit tea time Easter card and photoshop techniques

Bunny dear my dearLord Peter and Lady Beatrice Bunny taking tea in the garden.

A little fun greeting card I designed for Easter, a little late I know…

but a vintage Easter bunny postcard inspired this picture.

This is the little bunny featured in my picture, Lord Peter bunny.

Bunny monicle

and this is the original bunny postcard he was created from

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Using photoshop I spent hours happily removing the old background and reworking

the bunny image into my little Lord Peter.

Lady Beatrice had a similar makeover and a new bonnet for Easter.

Lord Peter needed work on his eyes to give them character, the addition of a monocle

was an irresistible extra for cuteness. With his spiffy bow tie and teacup he looks adorable.

I also designed the wallpaper border using a water colour repeat pattern that I had painted.

This is an example of how I blend together old images and new artwork.
I have posted this as I wanted to share a little insight into the amount of work that goes into

each and every card design I create for Mulberry Muse:)

You can buy the card,Β  gift tags and stickers here at Mulberry Muse

bunny monocle tag

TTFN

Wendy x

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