These elegant watercolours of mint are by Pierre François Ledoulx, a painter of flowers and insects from Brussels. These unfussy botanicals would look fabulous as part of a kitchen or garden facing space, and have been printed against a calming backdrop of Old White (available as both Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Wall Paint).
*Taken from volume I of “Regne Vegetal” (c.1790-1820) which contains botanical drawings by at least four identified artists. “Regne Vegetal” was compiled by Baron Joseph van Huerne and originally bound as a set of 4 albums. Two of these beautiful volumes are in the RHS Lindley Collections.
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Apply Annie Sloan Image Medium to the surface with a brush. Stick the cut-out paper onto the glue, image face up. Apply approximately five further coats of Image Medium; each coat should be thinly and evenly applied and left to dry for 20-30 minutes before applying the next.
Wash brushes in water immediately after use.