I've been roaming the Internet for awhile looking at vintage clip art, royalty free clip art, copyright free clip art and every other kind of ephemera. There are a lot of sites out there that have royalty free and/or copyright free stuff out there. However, one site that I have found stands out above most. The site is called The Graphics Fairy.
This fabulous site is run by Karen, a self-proclaimed paper addict, who shares scans of pieces in her own collection with the world for free. She does have a few ground rules however, which she lists on her site:
"The Graphics Fairy is an angel company. Which means you can use these images to make a product that you intend to sell. There are a few rules though so please read below:
- The graphics are free however you may not use more than 4 of the clip art images in any single product.
- In order to use these lovely visuals you will need to save them to your computer. In order to do this first- click on the item that you would like (this will open a window with a much larger image) second - right click the larger image and select "save as" in the pop up box, and then click the save button in the lower right hand corner of the box.
- Do not link directly to the images.
- If you use these on your blog, website etc. Please include a link back to this site.
- Have fun! "
One of the things that makes The Graphics Fairy so unique is that you can use the images in items you intend to sell. This is a fabulous find for all paper and digital crafters out there! There are over 70 different categories of clipart to chose from.
Not only does Karen offer free clip art, but she also has a free background site called The Background Fairy. Here she provides backgrounds for blogs, blog banners, buttons, wallpapers and many more items. Simply put, this woman is amazing! Karen also has an Etsy store called, what else, The Graphics Fairy! Her store features many of the actual vintage papers she scans as well as vintage jewelry and various other vintage finds.
I have been in love with everything I've seen on Karen's sites so far. If you're in need of any vintage ephemera, paper, jewelry, or backgrounds, check out her stuff. It's amazing. All of the pics in today's post come from The Graphics Fairy. Check it out!
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