Quik and Easy Crafts
with a Time-Honored Look
Using Vintage Images
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Easy CraftsWe're giving away - FREE - a one-page PDF collage sheet of four delightful "Flower Faces" vintage images from those sentimental Victorians. To download your copy, subscribe to our FREE newsletter, Crafting With a Vintage Look. Just click on the postcard image to the right, and you'll find the subscription box, just waiting to be filled in with your e-mail address.
Vintage Image Books now on sale!
Exclusive Vintage Image Books of unique Victorian images for your creative crafts and scrapbooking. Each image book contains four 8.5" X 11" high-quality, full color collage sheets in 300 dpi PDF format. When you purchase, the file will download directly to your computer for printing on your choice of paper.
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Vintage images project
Vintage images are the inspiration behind all of our crafts and scrapbooking projects. From the romantic to the whimsical, Victorian and turn-of-the-century illustrations can give your creativity a distinctive touch. These classic illustrations and photographs are rich in color, artistic technique and symbolism. This bygone art captures the essence of life's highlights - holidays, celebrations and sentiments - vividly.
The projects teach you techniques for decoupage, collage, reverse-glass painting, embossing, antiquing, card-making and paper crafts.
VintageImageCraft is your online resource for ideas, inspiration and the finest-quality images.
Here, you'll find:
- Free craft ideas and instructions for using art to make art. We went for fun and easy. Inexpensive to make, with materials and tools – and skills – that you probably have. Many are perfect for children or small crafting parties.
- Free digital images for each craft project, easily downloadable in PDF format with a click of your mouse.
- Tips and techniques. A full glossary of helpful information about crafting terms and FAQs about acquiring, manipulating and printing digital pictures. Check the craft tools reference and craft techniques for information about the basics you'll need to get crafting.
- Artist reference. The stories behind the drawings may inspire you. Between 1890 and 1920, printers in America and Europe produced hundreds of thousands of postcards bearing photographs and illustrations, and their artistic creators established world-wide reputations.
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When you subscribe, we'll send you a link to download a FREE collage sheet of vintage Victorian fantasy illustrations that we call Flower Faces.
The collage sheet is in PDF format, which makes it easy to download and print from your home computer. Use your free collage sheet for cards, tags, ornaments or scrapbooking - or for any of the crafts on our website.
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