Free printable vintage elementary botany book pages are classic vintage textbook pages with beautiful fonts and detailed, hand-drawn illustrations. Antique science textbook pages are ideal for classroom decor, art/junk journals, and a wide array of DIY projects.
Vintage textbook pages have a whimsical charm that you just don’t see in modern textbooks. The fonts, illustrations, and layouts aren’t like anything created today. Old book pages are perfect for unique wall art. They’re also ideal for numerous craft projects, including but not limited to, art/junk journals, scrapbooks, home decor, greeting cards, decoupage, and Christmas ornaments.
It’s no secret that I’m crazy about the aesthetic of antique book pages, including dictionaries and hymn books. I’ve already released multiple textbook pages sets, including beginner Latin, algebra, and spelling, as well as a French primer and a French reader. I’m so excited to bring you yet another set of old book pages today, this time from an elementary botany textbook.
The textbook that I’m featuring is Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson, copyright 1905. Nearly 500 pages long, it covers all the basics of plants with sections for physiology, morphology and life history of representative plants, and plant members in relation to the environment. In each section, there are chapters, such as how plants obtain water, classification of the fungi, and different types of stems.
I’m providing 24 full pages from Elementary Botany, with 12 text pages and 12 illustration pages. Enjoy!
How to use vintage book pages
When you’re looking for old book pages, generally, you already have an idea for how you’ll use them. If you’re searching for inspiration or simply want a few more ideas for your new textbook printables, consider one or more of the following projects.
- DIY wall decor. One of the most popular ways to use vintage book pages is to make one-of-a-kind wall decor. Vintage science textbook pages are especially fitting for classrooms, libraries, and home offices. You can use them as is or overlay them with text and/or PNGs or transparent background images.
- Greeting cards. I love vintage textbook pages for teacher-themed cards, such as thank you cards and college graduation cards.
- Glass or bottle cap magnets, using the technique that I honed for my sheet music magnets.
- Pendant necklaces, using the above tutorial to make pendant necklaces instead of magnets.
- Tile coasters. You can use any type of vintage papers for my vintage sheet music botanical coasters project. A plant-themed book is especially fitting with the botanical overlays.
- Christmas ornaments. Similar to greeting cards, I love this collection of old book pages for science-themed ornaments to give as teacher gifts. Ornaments are also ideal for selling online and/or at craft fairs.
- Art journals and other mixed media projects. Antique book pages are a common material for art/junk journals and other kinds of mixed media art. They are gorgeous on their own or layered with stamps, ink, paint, and more.
- Scrapbooking. Vintage book pages are perfect backgrounds and decorative elements for both digital and physical scrapbooks. You can also use them to make your own scrapbook embellishments.
About the vintage elementary botany book pages
You may use the antique textbook pages for as many personal projects as you’d like, which includes classroom use. You may also use them for limited runs of commercial projects (5,000 items or less). Commercial use DOES NOT include made-to-order sites, such as Zazzle and Redbubble. Digital commercial items must be flat, finished products (i.e., not Photoshop files) consisting of your own original content. You are not authorized to sell the book pages, either as individual items or as part of larger collections.
Finally, please don’t distribute the download files. If family, friends, or co-workers would like their own book pages, please send them a link to this post, where they can download their own files. Thank you!
Full text pages
I’m offering 12 full text pages from Elementary Botany. All of the pages are 2720 x 4350 pixels with 300 dpi resolution. There are new chapter pages, numbered lists, charts, and more.
I’ve split the full text pages into two ZIP folders to give you large files in an easy-to-download format.
Full illustrated pages
I’m offering 12 full illustrated pages from Elementary Botany, featuring beautiful detailed hand-drawn science illustrations. All of the pages are 2720 x 4350 pixels with 300 dpi resolution. There are illustrations of spirogyra, plant roots, seedlings, sporangia, pine branches, twigs, cypripedium, and much more.
I’ve split the full illustrated pages into two ZIP folders to give you large files in an easy-to-download format.
Extracting and downloading the ZIP folders
I’ve created ZIP folders for all of the antique book pages that I offer in this post. Zipped folders allow me to provide high-resolution files for crisp, vibrant printing and to protect said files against potential theft. Extracting and downloading the ZIP folders from Google Drive is a fairly straightforward process. Please note that it will take a little time to download each folder in full.
- When you click on the download link, select the Open with ZIP Extractor option at the top of the page.
- The folder will open in a new window. The files will download.
- Once the files have downloaded, click Extract Now.
- When the files have extracted and uploaded, click View Extracted Files.
- Double click on the folder.
- To download, select the files you’d like to download. Click the three horizontal dots More Actions button. Choose Download.
I suggest moving your downloaded files out of your downloads folder and into your main photos folder. I also suggest making a backup copy of the files on an external hard drive or cloud storage drive. Keep your files in a folder titled “Elementary Botany Vintage Book Pages” or something similar, so you’re able to find them again easily.
Now you’re ready to use your new antique printables for wall decor and numerous craft projects!
Printing vintage book pages
When you use old book pages to make your own wall art and other home decor, my personal preference for home printing is Finestra Art Paper. I always select Finestra because the paper boasts an acid-free, matte surface, which dries ink quickly, creating crisp, vibrant images. I prefer the aesthetic that Finestra produces over regular printer paper, card stock, and presentation paper.
Finestra does not sponsor me to promote their products. It’s the product that I love and purchase time and time again after years of making art for blog posts and the walls of my own home.
For all other craft projects, I use white card stock. When you’re creating greeting cards, scrapbook embellishments, and mixed media art, it’s not as important that the images are really vibrant. When you’re making items that involve multiple coats of diamond glaze or Mod Podge, such as tile coasters, pendant necklaces, and glass magnets, you won’t be able to tell any difference in the finish of your paper. As such, it makes sense to use card stock, which costs less and is still very durable and high-quality.
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