I have now completed my Frilly Tulip, which I started way back in September 2015 when attending a 3-day course at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. The main body of the painting is watercolour with a blue background of body colour (very thick paint with a tinge of white added), and the borders and filigree are 23ct shell gold. The name of the tulip is Tulipa Bridgit Parrot. I just love the frilly edges! I hope you like it.