Sometimes I pick up an art supply that totally inspires something new and different for me – and this little set of brush pens? Nailed me!

Vintage Watercolor

The pen set contains grey, black, sepia, and a water brush – perfect for vintage style watercolor! Back in the ‘old days,’ before color printing was the norm, ads were in black and white – and if you look up some of that on Google, you’ll get inspired just like I did! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Tim’s Runway set is one that I probably wouldn’t have picked up without this vintage watercolor idea running in my head. The stamps are sooooo pretty, but they just hadn’t grabbed me til I looked for something with a specific era in mind!

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I wanted to see what would happen if I tried 1) a cutesie image and 2) a masculine card. Results? Easy and simple! The tv screen had me particularly thrilled….love how the hard edges play off against the soft blend on the screen!

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And then of course a holiday card – a whimsical and yet vintage car and tree! The snow on the sentiment totally made this image come alive!

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