As a mother and elementary school teacher, I often saw the need for fun, yet age-appropriate creative activities for young girls. Because of this need, I created my Victorian Fashions Coloring Book.
I searched through several antique Victorian lady’s fashion books and chose images from Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Delineator Magazine and Peterson’s Lady’s Magazine spanning the years from BEFORE the Civil War through the late bustle period of the Victorian era. All of the coloring book’s pictures are actual images I scanned from these antique publications.
Because the images came from such old books, it took many weeks to rework each picture in digital format and meticulously take out all of the age spots, wrinkles, folds and tears from the original scans. After painstakingly restoring all the images, they now look as new and lovely as they did when they were originally printed in black and white and then colored by hand in the mid to late 1800’s. I digitally colored the cover image myself.
My one-of-a-kind Victorian Fashions Coloring Book is full-sized 8.5 by 11 inches and has FIFTEEN one-sided pages to color including five activity pages and a specially designed full-size name plate page to make the coloring book more personal. The teacher in me even insisted the activity pages teach a little history! The front and rear covers are printed on heavy-duty 110 pound card stock for durability. The pages are printed on bright white 20 pound paper. The book was printed on a professional-quality laser printer and put together with a spiral binding machine making the pages easy to remove to share or frame.
I will gift wrap each coloring book with my own hand stamped Victorian design tissue wrapping paper and add a pretty ribbon. I will also include a blank gift card with every order.
If this is a gift you wish me to ship directly, just write your message for the gift card in the notes section at checkout and give me the address where you wish it to be shipped. The coloring book will be wrapped and carefully packaged in an over-sized padded mailing envelope and shipped by PRIORITY mail with Delivery Confirmation for only $5.50 in the USA. Everywhere else first class, world-wide for $12.00.
I have included pictures of my hand poured Victorian Miss Crayons in this listing to show how well they go with this Victorian coloring book but the crayons are not included. You can find these crayons sold separately in this shop.
This book is for personal use only. Reproduction or sale of this work is prohibited. ©
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