Saturday, October 7, 2017

Free Art Deco Paper Gift

Hey there crafty people!

Today I uploaded a fabulous array of printables to Hafapea on CraftsUPrint: card making kits, stationery sets, bookmarks, quick cards and even a bumper kit! Vintage has been popping up in the searches on CUP a lot; so, I went in search of some old images to use and hit pay dirt!  I found an absolutely gorgeous set of 1939 art deco illustrations by Dorothy Lothrop from her version of The Little Mermaid.

During my search I learned some things too; such as, vintage is no longer vintage. hahahahaha  Vintage has become so popular that searching for "vintage" or "Victorian" or even any of the specific art movements, like Art Deco, etc., results in nothing but modern remakes.  It took me a bit of digging to find the right words to use so that I could find what I was looking for!

It took even more digging to find images that haven't already been re-used to death! hahahahaha  I have a thing about creating unique products and using uncommon images.  Not to mention that I don't really like most of the stuff that's been floating around for the past 20 years. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty enough, I'm just tired of seeing it.  And, if I'm tired of seeing it, I'm betting odds you are, too.

Not to worry, though, my training as a research librarian paid off and I found the mother load of rarely used vintage artwork in a database full of gorgeous, high resolution images.  Next Tuesday's creations will be a return to Christmas with some fun shabby chic numbers but, if all goes as planned, I will have more of the retro products in time for next Friday's update.

In the meantime, here are some free art deco papers for you to play with:

As usual, if you use them in a project, I would love to see how it turns out :).  If you have a favorite type of freebie or would like for me to create a custom printable for you, please let me know.  I love to make custom designs and am even willing to make it exclusively yours, if you'd like to pay extra for it.

I'll be honest, though, exclusive designs will cost you a lot more than just a straight custom that I can add to my shop. hahahahhahaha  The cost of an exclusive design starts at $25US, with 3 edits, and goes up from there.  A printable from my shop ranges between $0.70 and $5US, depending on how many sheets there are.  If you really want something special, though, then it is worth it.  I have the testimonials to prove it ;).

Happy Crafting :)!

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