Friday, June 10, 2011

Book/Dictionary Art -Giveaway Closed

Thanks to some precooked chicken and some paper plates, last night I actually had the time and energy to make it upstairs to my office and do a little blogging. Somewhere between the blogging and going to sleep it dawned on me that some of you may like a giveaway for dictionary/book prints. This seems to be a fairly popular post here. I’ve printed up several pieces. These can be framed or used in craft projects. These were printed on a laser printer so the images should be pretty durable.

Here is what I’m giving away:

These pictures are printed on pages from a Robert Wilder novel titled “God Has A Long Face”. The pages are very old, around 1940 and are quite yellowed. These pages  are approximately 5.5 x 8 inches and should fit a 5 x 7 frame, but would also look great in a larger frame using a mat to fit the book page.

These pictures are printed on the pages of a Virginia Woolf novel titled “The Waves”. The pages are from a newer printing of the book, but still are about 20 or so years old. The pages are lightly yellowed. They are slightly smaller than the Robert Wilder pages and are approximately 5 x 8 inches.

And, just for fun and since this was what my original post was about, these pictures are printed on regular copy paper that has first been printed with the dictionary page copy. Some are on white copy paper and some are on a buff color copy paper. You can trim these down to fit a 5x7 frame, which is what I did for the prints in my original post and have in my kitchen.

And one last thing. Just because I really liked the way this picture of the children playing on the swing printed out, I made one on an 8x10 piece of brown card stock. Just for the heck of it.

To recap:  That's 7 book page prints, 5 printed dictionary pages, and 1 card stock print to be given to one winner.  Actually, there is a duplicate cow picture also.  I didn't like the way the one in the picture printed, so I did another one on a book page with full print.  I just forgot to include it in the picture above.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post for one entry. If you are a follower of our blog, leave a second and separate comment on this post for an additional entry. I will use one of those random number generator gizmos to pick a winner sometime late next Friday night, June 17th. Between my new work schedule, and getting ready for the Flea Market, I may not be able to climb the stairs to my office and get to my computer before then.

*All images are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy    

And now, for a little info on what I learned while making these. It’s all about contrast. If you use a book page or background with lighter text or larger text, and use an image with a darker color concentration, you will get better results. I searched for my images at The Graphics Fairy, then did a “copy and paste” on each one into a word document. I first printed each image on regular paper, held a book page up behind it, and guestimated the positioning of the picture. After making any necessary adjustments to the size and position of the image in my word document, I put a book page in the printer, trying to make sure it was as straight as possible, and printed. I made sure I chose black and white images only with no print.
Attached below is the Dictionary page copy I used from The Graphics Fairy. I think someone may have requested another link to this.

Dictionary Page

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Yours truly,


  1. You give excellent directions! Now if I could just get another cartridge for my printer I would be all set to try this :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE these pages..I can see them in french grey washed frames..Yummy..Thanks for the chance..xx

  3. Am also a very happy follower..xx

  4. Just found your blog and Love It.
    So creative and unique.
    Will definitely be coming back.
    Hugs from Texas Deb S.

  5. Thanks for the chance to win, Robin & Pam! You've picked out some wonderful images and I would happily decorate my house with them! :)

    Now, take care of yourself, Pam--sounds like you're working yourself to the bone!

  6. Oh, and I'm a follower. Don't always comment as frequently as I should...but I'm definitely a happy follower!