Sunday, March 29, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Seed Packet Embellishment

Click on the Victorian seed packet scrapbook embellishment to see it full size

I'm a bit of a vintage art fanatic and have a huge collection of vintage images, but something that never ceases to amaze me is the beauty of Victorian and vintage seed packets. In some cases, the level of detail and quality of the paintings rivals the great masters. The seed packet embellishment to the right is a perfect example of this. Released in 1889 by the D.M. Ferry Company of Detroit, Michigan, this packet of asters is both colorful and whimsical. It also features some gorgeous lettering, the likes of which we don't see today.

This scrapbook embellishment would be perfect for use in a Victorian- or vintage-look scrapbook, or even for a handmade card. And as I always advocate when vintage flowers are involved, the use of a small amount of different colors of glitter glue would make this image really pop. (See the bottom of this post for the kind of glitter glue I recommend.)

This image came from Vintagerio, which is an amazing site that offers unlimited downloads of 15,000+ vintage and Victorian images for either $18 for one month or $36 for one year. It's vintage art heaven for scrapbookers! I have spent many an hour on the site downloading images and I highly recommend it.

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