FREE Victorian Journal Printable
Simple motifs for journaling lovers
Today I bring you a FREE victorian journal printable motifs to stick in your diary. Journaling doodles are such fun and mindful way to note special moments. It’s also a lovely way to find some peaceful time to yourself and be creative. Because making beautiful things with your hands and skill have such meaning. I have always felt this way about victorian times. The late 19th and early 20th century was nowhere near easy of course. The reality of hard labour and poverty resulted in working children and life expectancy between 40 – 50 years of age. However, there were many poetic things about it too.
Recently, I’ve watched different british series about the victorian life. The less people had, the more they appreciated it. Simple plant-dyed ribbons, handmade bricks, garnished pies and copper pots. So I had an idea to sketch some of these precious elements and turn them into a FREE printable. Particularly for those who enjoy keeping collage diaries and journals! Ones that fit into a beautiful handmade leather cover.
Getting your motifs
You are welcome to print the PDF on a sticker paper and cut them out. Alternatively, print them out on a regular sheet of paper and use a glue. Either way, they’ll bring a bit of crafted history into your beautiful story pages!
How to decorate a victorian era-inspired journal page
Some fun ideas you can use to create layers and texture
- FREE Printable Victorian motifs A4 PDF, smaller scale version HERE, the smallest size HERE
- velvet or satin ribbon (alternatively a plant-dyed handcut cotton ribbon – find some inspiration for natural dyeing)
- pressed flowers
- recycled, tracing or handmade paper
- old postal stamps
- wax seal
- dip pen and black ink (gold ink and white ink on darker recycled paper also look amazing!)
- old piano sheets or old book sheets (for example a herbal. You can also make an impression of aged paper by dipping a regular white printing paper into black tea or a coffee)
- cotton twine or a scrap yarn
- needle stitching on paper
And of course – the journal itself and some line pens, coloured pencils, watercolors, brushes or whatever medium you usually enjoy using!
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