Thursday, May 13, 2010

Vintage Goodness!

The vintage trend seems to be continuing in full force. manufacturers like Graphic 45, October Afternoon and 7 Gypsies are embracing this trend. Did you know that there are a lot of digital options for vintage images? Wouldn't that butterfly above look fantastic on a page? The images are typical jpegs or pngs and can be easily resized using Microsoft Word, if you don't have a photo editing program.

The steps are easy and will work for almost any digital image. To print a digital element using Microsoft Word:

1. If the file was compressed, unzip the file.

2. Click on Insert>Picture>From File…

3. Navigate to the folder with your element in it and double click the element you wish to print.

4. To resize the element, right click on the image and select Format Picture. On the Size tab, you can change the height or width of the image. Be sure to keep Lock Aspect Ratio checked. You can also resize the image by dragging the handles on the corners when it is selected and holding down the shift key to keep the sizing correct.

Now where can you find these images? I especially enjoy the websites Graphics Fairy, The Vintage Moth and Agence Eureka – both offer free daily vintage images and inspiration. Etsy offers a wide array of vintage printables; as well Scrapstreet's own Digital Store has some vintage images for sale.

Be sure to link us up if you create something fun or find a great new site for vintage images! Facebook


Dora said...

cool links! thanks!

Ilene said...

Thanks for the info!