Hello and welcome to the new and improved Besottment by Paper Relics blog (if you are viewing this through a news reader - please pop by to see my new design)
I collect antique playbills (pre-1900's) - I have them framed, and hanging in the small hall between our living room and kitchen (which is a very hard place to photograph or I would share it with you)... and I love the old typefaces used, and the fun decorative bits to accent the type. These were my inspiration for the blog's new look... I hope you like it.
But that is not all that is changing... I have decided to add a few new features as well and am excited to tell you about them...
I did a tutorial a while ago and it was fun to share it with you, so I thought I would try to share something with you on a monthly basis.
I have an etsy shop where I list cards and collage sheets, but I have some handmade journals, new journals and vintage ledgers I plan to list in the next couple of weeks and keep stocked - so you can shop there for handmade and vintage journaling items in the near future.
The most exciting part is that I am going to start doing free downloads... sometimes they may be a hand lettered quote and other times imagery from my personal collection of old papers - but there will be something at least once a month (if not more). A while back I had decided to start selling some digital images on etsy, but I decided that I would rather share them with you instead.
Lastly, I am going to try and have a fun giveaway at least once a month. I am hoping to get clients to donate something so you can find out about them as I launch their sites, and have a chance to win something. I will also be supplementing it with things I create or put together too.
With the exception of giveaways, you will be able to use the sidebar to look at the past tutorials and downloads, as well as access other parts of the blog and my paper relics site.
So - I guess we should start out the new look with a free image download (click the image for the full size version)! Here is an advert I found in an 1800's English Ladies' publication - I thought it was fitting since the type is amazing and similar to the playbills I collect. Please let me know if you create anything with it, I would love to see!
I hope you enjoy the new look and will visit often to see the new features I talked about!