Free Flower Vintage Printables – and examples for how to use them!

Awhile back I gave away some free animal vintage ephemera for you to print and use in your own journals. It was such a hot, I thought I’d do it again, this time with some free flower vintage printables! (And of course, I’ll show you how I used them in my own art journals, too!) 

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PRE-S: If you simply want the free images, please feel free to skip the “how I used these images” section and scroll to the bottom of this post and fill in the form! 

I love using flowers in my art journals, especially these vintage illustrations of flowers. They’re so beautiful, and so different that many of the modern floral illustrations, for sure! 

I decided to print this one small, and use it as one of many layers in this spread. I used an original, vintage flower illustration from an old book, new transparent stickers, a bit of vintage transparent paper, and more. 

(This one might be my favorite of the bunch!)

PART 2 of 2: How I used two of these free flower vintage printables in one art journal spread. #joyfuartjournaling #artjournalideas

For this page I used two of the printables: I used the first one as a “cover” that you can flip to reveal the image below it. I simply used washi tape to adhere it to the page, and used the same washi tape to create a little “tab” to make it easier to lift. 

Underneath I used a (very old!) image I created in collage and then scanned and added details (it was for a class project back — my second time — in college.) But this time I used watercolor brush pens to color in her skirt and shirt collar, as well as one of the flowers I printed out as an embellishment. 

FREE Floral vintage ephemera: For use in your art journals, art, collages and more! #joyfulartjournaling #vintageephemera

And last by not least… This lovely lady is actually one of my ancestors. I scanned her photo years ago and printed out a few copies (I made one into a feminist artist trading card, and it was so fun!)

In this spread I cut off most of her hair, and re-used some of Marilyn Monroe’s hair I cut off for this spread (where I replaced her hair with a ton of different flowers, etc.) 

When I added the flowers to this lady, however, something seemed to be missing. But then I noticed the flowers appeared kind of like a flower crown, so I thought I’d add a beautiful green jewel to her crown to really complete the look! 

So there you go… 3 free flower vintage printables, with examples for how to use them in your art journals! 

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  • Hi, I love your journal spreads. They are very inspiring and the flower images are very welcome since I started on a botanical junk journal this week.
    Thank you, Jolanda xx

  • hmm ok here we go sorry! (not always get formats!) love ur use of color… a lot of time.on the really light delicate end where mine tends to be more tango-loud wondering on ur ancestor… really like the way u tinted her… medium? i’m guessing watercolor but don’t know! ta for what u do! sincerely lala