Vintage Crafts- Nature Prints

Vintage Crafts- Nature Prints

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Hi guys! I am here to share another vintage craft project with you all. These nature prints are from a vintage McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine from Spring/Summer of 1958. These vintage McCall’s mags are my favorites to go through just to look at the beautiful patterns you could buy. This craft uses scraps of wood to create shapes of animals and fish. With a scrap and a little imagination, you could really create a special work of art!

Here’s The Original:

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I used watercolor paper as my canvas. I had a bunch of Plaid’s Fabric Creations Fabric Ink left from last weeks project, so I used my fabric inks for printing. I would assume that craft paint would work as well, you may have to thin it a little. My husband does a lot of wood-turning, so I used a few scraps he had that were from a tree log he had recently trimmed into a slab. I loved the angular shapes of the scraps. I stamped my paper and then when it was thoroughly dry I used a white sharpie paint to add white for the eyes, and then used a black micron pen to draw in the accents to make my fish and my road runner come to life.

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I really had a blast making these prints! It is a craft you could easily do with your kiddies or for a simple summer craft night! I have my prints framed in my living room to bring a little summer flair to my decor. I hope you all will give this one a try for your next summer project! I think you’ll love it too! I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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6 Responses

  1. These are adorable! I love when an old craft technique can look so great decades later!

  2. Janice

    These are great! I am really impressed. Especially how a little detail changes everything. I don’t think that I would have made them look as cute. They are darling

    • Thank you Janice! I really just copied from the photos in the magazine with a couple little variations. You should try it sometime, I’m sure you’ll love it and it’ll be adorable!

  3. tammyCA

    How cute & who knew wood pieces? These look like something you’d find in one of those pricey kid decor catalogs like pottery barn.