:: Gorgeous free vintage prints for beach house decorating ::
A few years back, I started an interior design & home decorating series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials to help you create a beach cottage styled home, many miles from the beach. To rekindle this series, I thought to give you an update of free vintage images of the most exquisite prints of fish, water plants and a great variety of shells. These are all beach designs to use in summer crafts for your beach cottage. Give an entire room a vintage natural beach styling makeover, decoupage serving trays, frame wall art and create a set of a beach cottage desk accessories or bathroom accessories.
What other wonderful features you like to add to your beach home décor? I’d like to know how you intend to use these free vintage prints.
Free Vintage Images of Fish, Seashells, Water plants for Your Beach House Decor
These stunning vintage images of seashells, sea plants and fish are free clipart. Actually, I don’t like that word ‘clipart’. I rather call them beautiful beach prints for you to download and use in your craft projects.
For the easiest craft of all, simply print and frame them and hang them in a grouping. Simply beach and simply beautiful. In fact, I recommend it.
Decoupage with Vintage Images
If you want to craft a bit more, print an additional set of these vintage images for your decoupage decoration projects. Vintage images are perfect for decoupage. At least three of them you can hand color as well, to suit your particular decor color scheme. You’ll find that, again, with just little effort, you’ll have great result.
Image ‘source’: The Graphics Fairy. Note: these image are all in the public domain and are thus not owned by the Graphic Fairy. But that Graphic Fairy has put quite a lot of work into bringing them to you, so I sure do want to acknowledge her for her work!
How to Decoupage and Do it Right
For decoupage to come out right, you should really use special decoupage glue for best results: Mod Podge. Dependent on what kind of decoupage project you are doing and what your decoupage object will be used for, here are three options:
1. Mod Podge CS11202 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Gloss Finish
2. Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish
Mod Podge Hard Coat All-In-One Decoupage Sealer / Glue / Finish (8 fl. oz. )
If you’ve never have used Mod Podge, you should try. You’ll love the features of this particularly excellent decoupage glue:
- Quick-drying for multiple coat build up
- Dries clear
- Cleanses up easily with soap and water
- Certified AP non-toxic, water-base
- All-in-one glue, sealer.
If you use the links above, you’ll find really good prices for this glue (over 40% off RRP)
Reference: Which Glue to Use for the Job (Yes, I also love Yes glue)
Beach Cottage Décor & Interior Design Projects
- How to Live in a Coastal Cottage (many miles from the ocean)
- Beach Cottage Interior Design :: How to Create a Color Flow in Your Home
- Bed Sheet with Beach Shell Print
- Shell Picture Frame
- Beach Cottage Bathroom
- Decorating with Vintage Shutters for that Beach Cottage Look
Summer Crafts for at the Beach
- Nautical Tote Beach Bag
- Waterproof Picnic Blanket
- Flipflop Refashioning
- Beach Chairs DIY
- Adirondack Chairs
Summer Crafts for your Garden
p.s. Don’t forget to leave me a comment on what you will will use these beach shell and fish prints for.