Nouvelle collection d’arabesques – Alexandre Lenoir 1810

The Univesitätsbibliothek Heidelberg offers a wonderful digital collection of antique books, in high quality, readily available for anyone with just a little basic knowledge of German. From their collection, I have worked to digitally enhance a French book from 1810, featuring numerous arabesques:

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The book is credited to Alexandre Lenoir, who single handedly resqued vast historic art values during the French revolution! This is about half of the plates from the book, the download folder also includes the enhanced second half of the plates in very high quality files. The size of these files allows you to print these poster-size if you wish!

The files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copies 🙂

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I have used elements from the following source to create these designs:

Nouvelle collection d’arabesques by Alexandre Lenoir (1810) – Univesitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

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1801 Celestial Atlas Pyramid Gift Boxes

I think I mentioned that I’m making the Pyramid Gift Boxes a-l-l the time? Here are two more boxes, this time with Celestial Atlas pages from 1801:

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I contrasted this set with salmon twine, but you can of course use anything you wish to string them with: bakers twine, lace, pretty ribbon, yarn or embroidery floss! To get my string of choice through the holes, I make a little “needle” of a piece of wire (about 5″) by bending it in half and twisting it around my string. This makes threading easy peasy 🙂

The Pyramid Gift Box is very easy to make, my girls are making these themselves all the time to use for gifting cash when their friends have birthdays. I must have made a gazillion different designs for these, and in addition they are super easy to embellish further. The Pyramid Gift Box is perfect for litte gifts, party treats or simply cash; like a 3D-card 😀

These are very easy to make, my girls are making these themselves all the time to use for gifting cash when their friends have birthdays. I must have made a gazillion different designs for these, and in addition they are super easy to embellish further. The Pyramid Gift Box is perfect for litte gifts, party treats or simply cash, like a 3D-card 😀 I print these on Canon Matte (170g) photo paper. 

Here are low resolution previews of each of the boxes:
Wings of Whimsy: Celestial Atlas 1801 Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #box Wings of Whimsy: Celestial Atlas 1801 Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxFind your high quality copies of the boxes in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 Download Printable

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I have used elements from the following source for these designs:

Celestial Atlas I – David Rumsey Map Collection

Celestial Atlas II – David Rumsey Map Collection

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Études de fleurs (ca 1820) – Pyramid Gift Boxes

Today I’m sharing another batch of Pyramid Gift Boxes, this time wrapped in floral plates from Études de fleurs et de fruits (ca 1820):

Wings of Whimsy: Études des Fleurs No4 ca 1820 - Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxIMG_4704IMG_4702IMG_4703IMG_4701Print out and whip up some unique French Floral Pyramids! I print these on Canon Matte (170g) photo paper. 

I contrasted this set with rough twine, but you can of course use anything you wish to string them with: lace, pretty ribbon, yarn or embroidery floss! To get my string of choice through the holes, I make a little “needle” of a piece of wire (about 5″) by bending it in half and twisting it around my string. This makes threading easy peasy 🙂

The Pyramid Gift Box is very easy to make, my girls are making these themselves all the time to use for gifting cash when their friends have birthdays. I must have made a gazillion different designs for these, and in addition they are super easy to embellish further. The Pyramid Gift Box is perfect for litte gifts, party treats or simply cash; like a 3D-card 😀

Here are low resolution previews of each of the boxes:

Wings of Whimsy: Études des Fleurs No1 ca 1820 - Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxWings of Whimsy: Études des Fleurs No2 ca 1820 - Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxWings of Whimsy: Études des Fleurs No3 ca 1820 - Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxWings of Whimsy: Études des Fleurs No4 ca 1820 - Pyramid Gift Box #antique #freebie #printable #pyramid #gift #boxFind your high quality copies of the boxes in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 Download Printable

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Études de fleurs et de fruits – Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr

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Gallery of Easter DIY projects

I’m gearing up for some Easter posts, and thought I would remind you of some of my previous Easter DIY projects:

If you feel inspired by any of the shown projects, enter the term EASTER into the search field (below on the black bottom bar), to hunt for these posts and free printable files here on WoW 🙂

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Gallery of Animated GIF files

I came to think about other GIF-files I have made and shared here on WoW before, and if I could combine those into a special gallery. Seems most of them are stereoscopic Christmas images and animated Eadweard Muybridge photographies of human locomotion:

You can enter the term GIF into the search field (below on the black bottom bar), to hunt for these files here on WoW 🙂

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