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The VIC Pictorial:A Glorious 4th of July!
June 30, 2011

Special Edition
Issue #80

Have a Glorious
4th of July!

Free Paper Doll Image 2011, Vintage Image Craft

FREE 4th of July Vintage Image


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This wonderful vintage image from the "golden age" of postcards is one of a set of six published around 1910 by E. Nash. Postcards were the Victorian equivalent of "social media." At a penny for postage (and two mail deliveries a day), people could keep in touch for every occasion. The postcard frenzy came to an end around 1920, a casualty of World War I, which destroyed so many German postcard printing factories, and the rise of the telephone.

Do you want a bunch of other FREE vintage images? Read about our Paper Doll Party below, and then go to the VIC Facebook page and download the great images we have posted there!

You are invited to our

Our example is a Queen of Hearts Valentine card, with jointed arms and legs!
Queen of Hearts card by Vintage Image Craft
Can you create a PAPER DOLL inspired craft?? Bring your paper doll idea to life using vintage images from VIC. Submit your craft photo, and you may win a new copy of "Artful Paper Dolls" by the renowned designer and author, Terry Taylor!

FREE Victorian vintage images are posted on VIC's Facebook for you to download between June 14 and July 5. Or you can purchase ready-to-print Image Books from our VIC Store.

Cut up those images and craft something cute, kitschy or expressive. Through July 22, you can submit your paper doll vintage-inspired craft photo to VintageImageCraft -- and the Challenge is On!!

The top three winners will share adulation, international acclaim, and PRIZES!

Vintage Image Craft

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  • Your project can be a card, ornament, decoration, tag, ATC, altered book, scrapbook page, jewelry, box or any other craft.
  • Use a VIC vintage image, free on Facebook or purchased from Vintage Image Craft  for your "paper doll" parts.
  • Incorporate any techniques, including collage, assemblage, altered art, stamping and/or distressing. Digital artwork is welcome.
    Submit your entry by July 22, 2011 by sending
  • photos or scans of your artwork (up to four)
  • a full description of the techniques, materials and products you used
    Winners will be announced by July 29, 2011.


Entries will be judged on creative use of vintage images, design, color, materials and textures, embellishment, techniques, and pure whimsy. The judges are Scott Henderson and Martin Bray.


Artful Paper Dolls by Terry TaylorFirst Prize is a copy of Terry Taylor's remarkable book, artful paper dolls from Lark Books. Terry takes paper dolls in a dozen new directions. Here are paper dolls re-interpreted through imaginative materials, craft technologies, and mixed-media. They include paper dolls as symbols, social commentary, fashion decoration, and yes, even toys. But as the book cover states, "These are not the paper dolls of your childhood!"

The book is a $14.95 value (donated by Lark Books!). And a prize beyond value: The winning craft and artist will be displayed on the VintageImageCraft Home Page!

Second Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Card Book of your choice, an $8.99 value.

Third Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Image Book of your choice, a $4.99 value.

Next Issue

We'll be previewing photos of the Paper Doll Creative Challenge entries. We want you to offer your comments on them up to the July 22 deadline. Martin and I will be judging and selecting the winners, and your opinion will help.

Speaking of opinions, what do you think the theme of the NEXT VIC Creative Challenge should be? It should kick off in August, which could be a good time for a Halloween project or even Christmas. We want to know what you think would be fun, so please drop us a note.

Scott & Martin

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