I wanted to share a complete photo of the actual image but for some reason it said for personal use only, not to be transmitted digitally. I'm not sure what that means since it's already on the internet under images and my understanding is that any document or photograph predating 1920 does not come under the umbrella of copyright law.
I tried to be pretty true to the image I found. Some of my lettering is pretty primitive, but it's supposed to be old. Right? I used a white that looks very vintage for the background. It was something I had on hand and it's just plain latex paint.
I printed the image (for my personal use of course) and then enlarged it to get the spray of roses copied. Then I took the splendid blender and transferred it onto the
All the lettering is antique gold and burnt umber craft paint with a gray shading (mixture of black and white craft paint).
I always do a cursory sketch of the letters on paper first to make sure the words will fit and it helps me place the lettering before taking brush to board.
Here is the image after the splendid blender. As the day wore on, I felt like the image was fading. I'm not sure why. The image I used on my caddy a couple of weeks ago looks as good as the day I applied it and it's sealed with clear coat.
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