Fairies have long been a popular subject for illustration, advertising and ephemera -- and they make lovely subjects for a junk journal, too. Whether you use vintage fairy images at the base for an entire journal or you just incorporate them occasionally, you'll love the free fairy ephemera and images on this list.
Where to Find Vintage Fairy Graphics
Need vintage fairy graphics or photos for your junk journal, but don't want to pay for stock photos? You're in luck! I have a huge list and collection of free vintage cat graphics and am sharing the list here -- all you have to do is choose the ones you want and download or save them. I used some freebies to make the fairy kit below -- this is a flipthrough of a completed junk journal made with the yellow fairies kit.
How can Vintage Fairy Images be Used?
Each of these images is public domain or original art -- or a combination of the two. You may use them for items for sale. Any items restored or created by me in the list below can also be used in your projects for sale -- just don't sell the files themselves.
Use these free vintage fairy images in your junk journal, on pages, and as embellishments. A few of the ones I made are already turned into pockets and tags, making them super easy to add to your journal. Many of these fun vintage images are from my own collection of vintage fairy ephemera -- most date from before 1900, all are copyright free or public domain (or created by me ;)
25 Free Vintage Fairy Images for your Junk Journal
Old English Garden Fairy Book Plates
From 1899, there are 40+ book plates in this lovely but fragile piece. I've shared them several times, here is the first set. Each flower is reimagined as a fairy -- most are human, but there are some animals as well, Find the first set free here:
Note: these fairies are hosted here on the blog -- just click through to find a high resolution PDF download of the set.