Book and Paper Arts (page 1 of 14)

Free Wildflower Scans

To print these flowers, click on any image to enlarge, then right click, and copy into any editing programme. [read more]

Free Printable Scan of Pierrot Post Card

Here you go! Just right click on image, then copy and save into your favourite editing programme. Enjoy.

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Altered Book Full of Flowers


This is my latest altered book and it is one with a floral theme. It is filled with original, vintage handwritten pieces, cards, photos, and illustrations from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a one-of-a-kind, signed piece. To see a larger version of any layout just click on any image.

The book measures 5″ x 7.5″ (12.5cm x 17.5cm) and has ten unique, hand-collaged layouts.

Cost is $425 USD with free worldwide shipping. To buy, please email me [read more]

Handwritten French Document 1799

This is a handwritten legal document called an acte notaire. It consists of eight pages (16 front and back) of a heavy laid paper that has an almost bluish tinge. It seems to regard some kind of accounting. On the front page it is dated “An 10” which means “Year 10” in French and indicates that it is from 1799, as during the French revolution the calendar was restarted in 1789 as Year 1. Please note it has some damage commiserate with its age: small tears, water spots, and a light fold mark across the back page but overall it is in remarkable shape. Please scroll down for further photos and click on any image to see a larger resolution.

Measures 39cm x 25cm (15″ x 10″). Cost is £45 with worldwide shipping of £11 (approximately $57 + $14 USD but please use this currency converter for exact exchange rate).

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Altered Book Turned Into Homemade Prayer Book

This book was commissioned for collector Gene Marcos. I took a book from 1936 and added original vintage ephemera in collage layout, then added lots of pockets to create an altered prayer book. Click on any image to see a larger [read more]

SOLD: The New Dawn: Altered Book


My latest altered book is adorably small but packed with vintage paper ephemera. It started as a book of poetry The New Dawn, from 1936. Inside are original photos, tintypes, cards as well as collage layouts made with original old images. To see a larger view, just click on any image below.

This piece measures 5.5″ x 3.5″ (14.5cm x 9.5cm). Cost is $145 USD with $12 worldwide shipping. To buy, go to my Etsy store here or contact me directly at [read more]

Rural France 1765: Downloadables of French Rural Life

These scans are engravings from a folio I bought in France at an open-air market of book stalls called Economie Rustique. Turns out it is from 1765 and was part of a kind of guide to rural farm life, including beekeeping, silk farming, chicken hatching, butter churning, and so on. To use these, click on any image to get a larger resolution, then right click and copy into an editing [read more]

Altered Book Cover: Some Birds

This is an altered book cover. I used original ephemera to make this mixed-media collage using a vintage book cover as the canvas. (Scroll all the way down to see video of the making of this piece.) Elements in include (click on image for full resolution):

  • Vintage book cover, 1880s
  • Tintype of two women, 1860s
  • French envelope with mourning border, 1906
  • French postcard with gorgeous handwriting
  • Border of French ledger page 1912
  • Bird from Swiss bird guide, 1911

The piece measures 8.25″ x 11″ (21cm x 28cm). It can be framed or wired for hanging as is. Cost is £95 GBP with £7 worldwide shipping (this is approximately $128 USD plus $10) but please use this currency converter for exact exchange rate. Please use the Buy It Now button below or contact me at: [read more]

Altered Book Cover Kit: Free Scans

These scans go with a Youtube video I made where I altered a vintage book cover. You can scroll down to see the video and then you can use these scans to do something similar. Just click on any image for a larger resolution then copy then paste into an editing program such as Paint. (I use Word. It’s not really a visual app but it’s what I’m used to from when I learned by doing it wrong.😁)

The book cover is for sale here.

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French Receipts and Invoices: Free Scans

And here you go, some handwritten invoices on super charming letterheads from the 1900s. These make great backgrounds for collage or additions to art journal pages. Click on any image for a larger resolution then right click and copy then paste into an editing program such as Paint. You may want to resize. Happy [read more]

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