Did you know there is a website full of antique die cut scraps to print ? For free, I mean.
They might be a little too romantic for me. But the whimsycal animals are so great! I wanted to make something with them for a long time.
And here is the result; a makeover of my childrens IKEA table. I printet out on a normal deskjet printer. If anyone wants to try, I can recommend to dab a bit of glue or lacquer on the picture front side. They can then stand the brush strokes when you countinue with layers of lacker.
It is such a rewarding pleasure to hear my kids talk when they have a little meal at the table. They distribute the animals between them, talk about them, ask questions ("why does that elephant wear a dress?"..) and play roles inspired by them.