I love vintage illustrations. I think the designs that were done in the 1800's and early 1900's are just so unique and beautiful and done with out the aid of computers. I use to collect old books and an old Bible I had aquired from 1883 was falling apart. I decided to create some unique art from them. I researched unique and out of copyright prints that work well with the vintage look. I then clean up the images in Photoshop, erased the backgrounds and turned the image dark black to optimize the printed look.
I then trim each page to 9x12 inches so that it will fit any standard 9x12 frame. The pages are 134 years old which makes them very delicate and very difficult to trim. Each page has original red border that gives it a unique look and adds to the beauty of the print. I then print the images on the pages using my Epson Artisan1430 printer.
The prints look amazing framed and displayed in any room of your home. They also make great one of a kind gift. I will probably try to sell these at crafts fairs this winter or maybe I will add them for sale online.
Below is the Bible - not in the best condition.