♥ We are proud to say we are the "first" shop to bring you this Octopus to the dictionary print arena in Feb 2010. Taking our signature Black Sea Monster we colorized him to an electric blue giving him some WOW factor! Please be careful of those who sell cheap imitations of our artwork.
♥ Photo 4 shows the actual antique book page we found our Sea Monster in! We designed our Octopus in more colors and he is also on music book pages too. Be sure to see all the variations in the "Ocean Life" section of our shop.
♥This listing is for one Blue Octopus Art Print.
♥♥♥ OUR ORIGINAL DESIGN & CONCEPT ♥♥♥
♥ All of our prints may be ordered on MUSIC sheet book pages too. Please leave us a note when checking out as to your preference.
♥ Paper: We use gorgeous antique book pages for our art printsfrom 1883-1890. The pages are two and three column pages with borders, considered in that day to be high end publishing as opposed to the common three page column, no border style used for lower budget publishing. The pages were printed in the 1800's by running the page through first for the text, then back again through the printer for the beautiful borders.
♥♥ We are the first shop to use the book pages for our art prints which come from four separate books. All of which are represented in the photos of our prints. We spent an enormous amount of time researching to find our beautiful book pages for you before opening our shop in Feb 2010. The books we use are very rare and very expensive. We are also the first shop to use banners and quotes. All which are apart of our Black Baroque signature style.
♥ Art Print Size: The page size is 8 x 10 inches or 20.3 x 25.4 cm.
♥ Illustrations: All of our illustrations are dated from the time period between the 16th and 18th centuries. We have been collecting rare antique books for years. We have antiquarian book dealers who search for engravings, lithographs, chromolithographs, for us in the USA and in Europe. Our favorite books are miniature books from one inch to 1.5 inches in size, gold leafed pages, leather bound. Our favorite of all our collection of antique books is an antique Cinderella Book you can see on our flickr page. The link is in our profile.
♥ About your Art Print: You will receive one book page but not the exact book page as shown in this listing as they come from one book making each page one of a kind. Please keep in mind that one of the reasons we use antique books pages besides their beauty and that they make for an interesting read, is to also to recycle giving them new life. We find that there is a loss of love of antique books except with antiquarian collectors and dealers, and in using antique book pages we feel we are helping to keep a part of history and its beauty alive. In the spirit of saving the past and recycling, we use book pages for our prints that have character flaws with spotting, uneven printing and corner bending adding antique charm to the pages. All of our book pages have that gorgeous golden color that only comes from age.
♥ The frame is not included. We do not sell them and we do not know where you can buy them.
♥ Your art print will be packaged in a clear plastic sleeve, with a cardboard insert to protect the print while being shipped. It is shipped in a large white mailer.
♥ The art prints hanging in the room photos are enlarged only so that you may see them more clearly as an example of them on a wall. The actual size is not depicted.
♥ We offer Flat Rate Shipping to all of our customers all around the world. Flat rate shipping means you are only charged one price per order no matter how many prints you buy. For example: if you order 10 prints, and you live in the USA, you would be charged only $3 to ship all of your prints.
♥ Please read our shop policies before purchasing.
♥ We hold the copyrights to all of our prints.
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