Friday, January 16, 2015

Freebie Friday- vintage images

Free Vintage Images for you!

I have lots of stuff.  Especially old books.  And since I love finding free vintage images online that other kind artsy souls have shared, I thought I would join in the fun and share from my stash.

I use my vintage images in a number of ways.  First I scan them in and print them out, so I always have the original.  Then I glue them directly onto a collage, or I use them as background to create layers with meaning only I know about.  I also sometimes use gel medium to transfer the ink onto an art journal page or mixed media piece (you can find a tutorial here), giving the image a rough and worn look (LOVE that!)  Sometimes I add color, sometimes I cut out only a piece of the image to use.  These images are just so lovely no matter how you use them!

Each Friday I am going to post up a few scanned, edited, hi-resolution images from the books I have.  You can right click on the image and save it for use in your own artwork.  When possible, I will list the name and date of the publication, and to my knowledge each image will be copyright-free, BUT if you decide to use an image in a piece for sale, don't take my word for it, you'll need to double check on that yourself.

For the first Freebie Friday, here are a few images from the children's textbook "A Journey to Healthland" from 1924.

{and in black and white...}

Enjoy!  Happy creating!