Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vintage Dictionary Text Scans (for DIY patterned paper)

Edited to Add: Some of you are having trouble printing these nicely, sorry. So now the PDFs are linked here instead. It's taking forever, but I hope to have these all up there eventually...

PDF text collection 1

Here are the antique dictionary scans for homemade patterned papers.
They have mostly the definitions for "Merry" & "Christmas."
If you use 'em, link this post up, will Ya? :O)








Uses: You can print this on any cardstock you like & stamp on it, die-cut it, dry emboss it, punch it etc... I imagine that different printer inks will give you different results with inking/colouring it, but I found I could sponge on it (for that card up there) with no blurring. So as long as your technique is not too too watery, it should work fine.

E.T.A. Heat setting or sealing the printing can really help.
Metallic or other waterproofed papers will let you emboss.

Manipulating: Of course, you can resize the images, lighten/darken them, crop 'em, re-colour 'em... etc. Not sure if these would work for digiscrapping or no...

Enjoy!

16 comments:

NoraAnne said...

Wow! These are great, thanks for sharing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are fantastic - thank you thank you thank you!!
hugs, Jami

T-Wan said...

These look great and thanks for the layout showing one way of using it. Thanks for sharing too.

Dawn said...

oh, yes, I love printing stuff like this....loved that card!

Anonymous said...

Everything you do is so fantastic. I just told my friend that you are the most brilliant person that posts cards, techniques and ideas on the entire Internet.

Jan

Chris said...

Thanks for posting these! I've been known to tear apart old books but this is easier...and kinder!

PS. Love your card.

~Michelle~ said...

another dandy idea Mel! Thanks for sharing all your brilliant-ness with us!! :)

Leigh said...

Thank you for the dictionary paper. This is a wonderful idea. I can't wait to create something with it. When I post it I'll be sure to credit you and your creativity.

Catherine said...

Ooooooo! You've got my little wheels turn now! Will definitely have to put these to good use! Thanks, Mel! You rock!

Shirley said...

A very cool idea and I am going to check them out too!

Joy said...

what a great idea for a card. I never thought of doing that. well, we may just have to try this one out! TFS!

Maria said...

Hey, Mel! Thanks for sharing the prints! I love the vintage look to the prints. . .I used to make a lot of "artsy/fartsy" collage cards a long long time ago. . .before I discovered the cutesy type of images. I've always loved making the collage cards! I may have to start making them again using your prints. Thanks for being so open to sharing everything!!

Maria

Katherine said...

WOW! Thanks so much for the prints! I really love dictionary prints!! Can't wait to play with them!

Elena said...

Thank you Mel so much for doing it!

wendyp said...

Thanks Mel!!! These were perfect for a vintage christmas tag I was working on!

Donna said...

this was fun! here's a card I made using your text. tfs!!

DF Winter Cards