Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868– 1928) was a Scottish artist, designer and architect whose designs became a big influence in the art nouveau movement that took hold at the end of the 18th Century. His art nouveau flowers – also called Makintosh roses – have become an iconic symbol of the movement. Rhiannon Bull has captured those beautiful art nouveau roses in these sensational Art Nouveau patterns. With both paper and sentiments, you can print them off to use in your creative projects. And we have some quick and easy art nouveau card ideas to get you started, too.


Lavish and bold, these Mackintosh art nouveau patterns and toppers feature classic Mackintosh design traits such as the Glasgow rose and latticework. Layer them on sticky foam pads to create a striking card your Valentine’s sweetheart can’t ignore. Featuring bold repeating motifs, rich lip-stain shades and iconic art nouveau roses, these grandiose art nouveau patterns set is ideal for romantic Valentine’s cards or Mother’s Day message. Some of the patterns make lovely art nouveau decoupage papers, too.

Download the art nouveau roses

Click to download your free art nouveau roses to get started! The download is an A4 PDF with 4 pages contains a mix of art nouveau patterns and art nouneau roses decorating sentiments and phrases. In addition to these art nouveau patterns and sentiments, there is a page of beautiful art nouveau design borders to beautifully finish your art nouveau creations. Layer the borders, toppers and panels onto black card to give your finished designs a more dramatic look.

Art nouveau design papers

If you like these free papers, check out our other free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes. We love these My Sweet Valentine patterned papers!
We love seeing what you make with our free printable papers, so don’t forget to share your cards and papercraft projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Try this layered art nouveau roses card

Free art nouveau patterned papers

Step 1

First, download your art nouveau patterns. Cover an A6 tent-fold card with some border paper layered onto black card. Cut the black card slightly larger than the border paper to create a contrasting border. Add a thick band on the left. Cut some Mackintosh rose paper to 6x11cm, layer onto black card, and attach with sticky pads.

Art nouveau design card

Step 2

Print the art nouveau roses panel three times. Trim away portions of the top two panels to découpage. Arrange on the card in the centre of the rose paper panel.

Art nouveau design card

Step 3

Add the greeting and a dragonfly as shown. Complete the design with a trio of black gems beside the art nouveau découpage, plus two smaller ones as the dragonfly’s eyes.

Art nouveau design card

Download your free art nouveau patterns

To download the art nouveau roses click on the link to find the download. You can then save/download the collection. There is one PDF to download, which contains all the patterned papers.


More like the art nouveau roses

Check out our other free patterned papers! Our free hot air balloon printables are also by Rhiannon Bull and are just lovely.


Rhiannon BullIllustrator

Rhiannon is an illustrator with a preference for work that looks folky, inky, and a little bit messy. Previous clients have included Immediate Media, Go Ape, Essex Wildlife Trust, the University of Essex, Durham University, the University of Oslo, Wivenhoe House Hotel, and Sketchbook Studios.

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