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French Paper Ephemera Printables: Free Scans

Here is a selection of vintage French paper ephemera that I found in France this year including school homework notebooks that you can use to make your own. To print, click on any image to enlarge, then right click, and copy into any editing programme. [read more]

Lovely Printable Belle La Mode Illustrée 1881

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

Printing and Lettering: Free Printable

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

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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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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 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]

Scans: Vintage Butterflies & Moths: 1895

These plates are from Our Country’s Butterflies & Moths by W.J. Gordon circa 1895. “Our Country” was a popular series in Great Britain about this time, a field guide to nature of all kind. While these illustrations shimmer with colour they also have enough patina (as you would if you were 125 years old!) to give them depth and mystery. Besides, who doesn’t love a good page with wings?

To use, click on any image to enlarge then right click, copy, then paste into your favourite editing program such as Paint. (I use Word which is not usually used for images but I find it easy to use and it does what it says on the tin). Please note you may want to resize for your particular style and [read more]

Vintage Paper and Text Scans for Collage Layouts

These high-res scans of vintage printed and handwritten text can be used in a wide variety of mixed-media projects: put them down for backgrounds or rough tear for embellishing and that ripped wallpaper look that is so evocative. Please note that you may want to resize these images. (I like them quite a bit smaller. You may also need to print some images in landscape rather than portrait mode.) They include:

  • French handwritten doc 1831
  • Welsh text 1848
  • Swiss German textbook page 1912
  • Latin 1854
  • French dictionary 1842
  • Maths table (Warnes) [read more]
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