Monday, February 10, 2014
We're excited to launch our latest crafting contest, with our biggest prizes yet! Our Get Crafty with Dover II Craft Contest is a celebration of all of the amazing things you can do with a little help from DoverPictura and DoverPublications.
To enter, upload your best craft featuring Dover clip art, using a Dover pattern, or inspired by a Dover book to our contest page. You could win $200 worth of Dover books! Second and third prize winners receive $100 worth of Dover books, and all of the winners will see their work in an upcoming Dover catalog!
The Very Victorian Craft Contest runs through Marh 31, 2014. See Official Rules
Think you've got what it takes to win our craft contest? There are countless collections on DoverPictura that can be mined for inspiration! Good luck!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
This week's tutorial recommendation comes from Lil Blue Boo and shows you just how easy it is to create unique onesies and shirts with a vintage harvest vibe that are perfect for gifting at baby showers. The stitching detailing really adds to the homespun feel of these adorable clothes. Plus, here's a great additional tip:
If you wish to apply a distressed look...lightly scratch off portions of the printout before transferring.Check out the full tutorial "Vintage Harvest Crate Stamp/Label Patches (A Tutorial)."
Monday, February 3, 2014
Our latest collections come with perfect timing! You can download Valentine's images for your cards and decorations or chilly scenes of winter that suit the season. Plus, you'll find imaginative illustrations by Heinrich Kley, fresh new borders, and more. Take a look at all of our latest collections.
Speaking of MORE, this week's featured collection is Vintage Advertising Art & Design- and boy do you get a lot when you download it! You'll find all the essentials for creating striking ads and other graphic messages with an attention-getting retro look and feel. Drawn from typographic sourcebooks as well as sign-painting manuals of the early twentieth century, this collection includes a wealth of borders, frames, images, and typographic elements for re-creating authentic styles of the 1890s-1920s- nearly 700 image files for you to get carried away with!
Why not dive right in? You can instantly download all 693 images for $15.99! Or purchase individual image sheets for only $0.99 each.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Since Art Nouveau is one of our best-selling categories, we've seen our clip art used in many different and amazing ways. Today, I'd like to share a tutorial from Vicki's Fabric Creations that incorporates a lot of our favorite things here at Dover- Art Nouveau, embroidery, and quilting!
While the images in this tutorial admittedly are not ours, this tutorial should serve as the perfect jumping off point for your own unique and beautiful quilt.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Offering art work that is alive as nature itself, DoverPictura.com's Art Nouveau images are some of our most popular downloads. And it's easy to see why- just take a look at our bestselling Art Nouveau clip art collections!
But this week, we'd also like to feature one of our lesser known Art Nouveau collections: Art Nouveau Floral Designs. Imagine what you can do with these 101 lovely, vibrantly colored illustrations, originally created by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau style, delicately interpret an enormous variety of floral designs.
Intricately woven images of fanciful blossoms in blue, gold, salmon, and other rich color combinations are perfect for textiles and wallpapers, and also offer splendid ideas for mosaics and stained glass.
Maybe we'll see this collection on our next list of best-sellers!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Here's an adorable paper basket using a popular image from our Vintage Valentines collection.
Says Shelley of the Paper and Flowers blog:
After I had the basket with the blue angel sitting on my desk for a couple days, I got to thinking that these baskets would make good Teacher's gifts for Valentines Day! To make this basket more in line for Valentine's Day, I used pink, white, and red streamers at the bottom of the basket. I also used pink and white beads on the handle.
Click through to see the full post and link to a tutorial.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Considered by many to be the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day is also one of the most fun to craft for! Sweethearts of all ages will have a blast creating cards and other sentimental gifts for loved ones using our wide assortment of Valentine clip art.
This week's featured collection is Vintage Valentines. Drawn from authentic valentines of the early 20th century, this selection of romantic greetings includes postcards and valentine-based die cuts of apple-cheeked children, cherubs, cupids, bouquets, and adorable animals. In addition to traditional Victorian-influenced styles, these illustrations include popular retro images that circulated in the '40s, '50s, and later.
Download all 230 images for only $12.99 or purchase individual image sheets for only $0.99 each- you'll have instant access to your images so get your glue stick ready!