Vintage images reborn, Marie Antoinette before and after

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

 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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Lavender and Lace

Lavender and lace the inspiration for a new collection of note cards at Mulberry Muse

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Much of my inspiration comes from the ephemera I have collected over the years.

I have a wonderful collection of French antique button cards and display

many of the prized ones in a vintage French lantern box  and a set of old desk drawers

together with an assortment of vintage lace, wooden spools, vintage and antique sewing ephemera.

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