The Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

by LindaM

The Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

If you love to make creative journals and junk journals as much as I do, then you’re no doubt always looking for fresh and interesting clipart, ephemera and printables to include in them.

Although commercial resources are readily available, they can be quite expensive to purchase, especially if you’re on a budget. Luckily there are lots of websites that offer free clipart, ephemera and printables, including vintage-style images that are just perfect to use as printables for your junk journals and other handmade journals.

Free digital images can be printed out on your home printer, or used as design elements if you love to create your own printables in Photoshop or other types of photo editing software. These are some of my favorite websites for sourcing free images and design resources.

DesignCuts

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

DesignCuts offers quality design resources such as fonts, graphics, textures, patterns, templates and more with savings of up to 50-99%. The best savings can be found when you purchase one of their bundles.

As well as high quality commercial graphics, they also offer a comprehensive range of free design resources including graphics, textures and clipart that are ideal to use as printable ephemera for your junk journals.

To access the free downloads you’ll first need to set up a free account where all your purchases and downloads will be stored so you can visit at any time in case you need to re-download them.

Visit DesignCuts Free Library

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. They have a large library of vintage public domain images that are available for free download on Flickr. Images include nature, animals, botanical, sealife, and more! They are always updating their albums so be sure to bookmark this site and check back often.

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Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr

British Library on Flickr

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images. Being in the public domain, these images are free to download and use. Images include vintage maps, flora and fauna, advertisements and much more.

Visit the British Library on Flickr

Creative Market

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Creative Market brings your creative projects to life with ready-to-use design resources from independent creators around the world. As well as a huge collection of textures, graphics, fonts and clipart, they also offer 6 free downloads every Monday.

You will need to set up a free account where all your purchases and downloads will be stored and this means you can come back at any time to download them. Also be sure to check the license that’s included with the individual downloads as some include a personal license and some include a commercial license.

Visit the Creative Market Free Library

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

The New York Public Library Digital Collections contains over 300,000 public domain images including maps, illustrations and photos, and lots of vintage-style images and illustrations. Images in the pubic domain are free for personal and commercial use.

Visit the New York Public Library Digital Collections

RawPixel

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

RawPixel offers a comprehensive collection of high resolution public domain vintage photos and images that are ready to download, print and use. Images include birds, nature, botanical, postcards and more. Because these images are in the public domain they are copyright free. This means you can use them for your personal projects as well as commercial projects. You will need to create a free account in order to download these images.

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Visit RawPixel Public Domain Library

The Graphics Fairy

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

The Graphics Fairy has been offering free public domain vintage images and ephemera for over 10 years. With thousands of images to choose from, you’ll enjoy spending a few hours (or more) looking for the perfect images for your creative journals. These public domain images are free for personal and commercial use.

Visit the Graphics Fairy Website

Pixabay

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

Pixabay is essentially a free photo website however they also have lots of free vintage-style images that you can use to make pages for your junk journals, as well as lots of fun clipart. The images on Pixabay are free for commercial and non-commercial use. You will need to create a free account in order to download these images.

Visit the Pixabay Website

Creative Art’n’Soul Free Printables Library

Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals

Finally, my own Creative Art’n’Soul Free Printables Library includes a growing collection of free printables that you can use in your creative junk journals. New free printables are added every month, so sign up below and get access now! These free printables are for personal use, however you can find lots of printables here in my online printables store that include a commercial license.

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Best Sites for Free Clipart, Ephemera and Printables for your Junk Journals and Art Journals




2 comments

Kathy May 16, 2021 - 10:41 am

Thank you so much for sharing the links to these websites. I am attempting to learn how to put a junk journal together (I am not an artist). These free images will be very useful. Hopefully, I can get the color coordination right.

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Auprès de mon arbre May 15, 2021 - 1:52 am

Merci pour tous ces liens et de nous mettre à disposition tous les mois de très belles compositions qui me font énormément plaisirs. Bon weekend à venir. Françoise

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