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Hereby presenting an excerpt from an article from the May issue of Keramic Studio: A Monthly Magazine for the Potter and Decorator (1918) by designer Henrietta Barclay Paist. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which is one of her bowl designs.

“This month I have chosen the ‘modest violet,’ which shies and dips with graceful curves behind its cool green leaves. The violet always suggests the debutante, shy, demure, retreating but always inviting. It vies with the wild rose in popularity, and with many, no doubt, takes first place.”

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Bowl Violet Motif - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Chapter Ornaments Vintage Coloring Book, Vol. 1

Art of Chapter Ornaments Vintage Coloring Book Vol 1

Vintage collections, especially ones created as limited editions, often included ornamental designs for headpieces and tailpieces of chapters.

This Vintage Coloring book is dedicated to the chapter ornaments from an eight-volume collection of poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, that was published in 1909. Only fifty copies were made and released as signed, numbered sets. The ornaments designated the beginning and end of each poem.

Twenty-five designs are included in this volume. In order to preserve the original proportions, all of the ornaments are presented in a landscape format. All images are printed single-sided.

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The last few pages of the coloring book are intentionally left blank so you have a place to try out the coloring implements of your choice.

Due to the thickness of the paper, colored pencils are recommended. Markers may be used, and even though the images are printed single-sided, a sheet of cardstock or a few pieces of copy paper under the page you are coloring is useful to prevent possible bleed-through onto the next illustration.

Download a free coloring page in this style of illustration.

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