We love Victorian clip art, it turns any craft into a vintage-style delight! Here’s a vintage Victorian journal we made using downloadable clip art. We chose a handsome kitten to place in our scrolly die-cut frame. Gold paint, metallic trim, and satin roses finish off this sweet gift craft!
We got our kitten clip art from TheGraphicsFairy.com. She has all kinds of free downloadable images to choose from. Or if you want to download the Cute Kitty Cat With Bells that we used just click here.
Hardbound blank book, 6” x 8”
Vintage kitten clipart printed to fit frame opening
Scrolled die-cut wooden frame, 4½” x 4½”
Martha Stewart Crafts Gesso Primer*
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint, Mint Chip
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint, Gold
Metallic lace ribbon, verdigris, ½” wide
Braided trim, antique gold, 3/8” wide
Gimp Trim, antique gold, 1/8” wide
3 satin roses, peach, ½”
Beacon’s Fabri-Tac Glue
1. Prime the wooden frame and the front, back, and inside edges of the blank book with gesso. Let dry. Paint the journal Mint Chip and the wooden frame gold.
2. Cut out the kitten clip art and glue into the frame using the Fabri-Tac. Glue the frame to the center of the journal.
3. Lay the gold gimp trim on top of the metallic lace ribbon and glue in place. Glue the ribbon to the journal above the top and down the side of the frame, leaving a ¼” border around the frame.
4. Make a bow in the lace ribbon, braided trim, and gimp trim. Stack and glue the bows with lace on the bottom, braided in the middle, and gimp on top. Finish by gluing the three roses to the center of the bows.
Jennifer & Kitty
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