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Clip Art Borders & Frames

Updated on March 18, 2017
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Clip Art Borders and Frame Graphics for Crafts, Scrapbooks, Web Design and Blogs

Welcome to the web's best collection of clip art borders and frame graphics.

Clip art borders and picture frame borders are one of the top free clip art searches online, and it's no surprise. Scrapbook artists love unique frame borders, page dividers and page border graphics. I love to design clip art, especially clip art borders, page borders, frames and craft border clip art designs.

Paper crafters, bloggers, desktop publishers, web designers and artists are always looking for unique clip art borders and linear divider graphics to add to their design projects.

This page is dedicated to finding and reviewing legal clip art borders, page borders, frame graphics, scrapbook borders, dividers and border clip art for blogs, web pages and personal design projects.

Sharing my art and "secret sources" for clip art is one way I pay it forward. Now it's your turn: bookmark and share this article with friends who love clip art borders.


Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Designer-quality collection of 300 high quality vector borders in EPS and SVG formats plus JPG and PNG graphics formats and bonus free Inkscape vector graphics program included!

Vector images can be enlarged without loss of quality so you can use these images for any design project from labels and flyers to wall art, posters or party banners,

Digital Collection: Frames and Borders

Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Superb Vector Graphics on CD-ROM plus free editing software - Highest quality clip art borders available, vector images with matching corners

 

Clip Art Borders Frames

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Paw Prints Oval Frame BorderThree page size printable letter paper Christmas frame bordersCeltic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi
Paw Prints Oval Frame Border
Paw Prints Oval Frame Border | Source
Three page size printable letter paper Christmas frame borders
Three page size printable letter paper Christmas frame borders
Celtic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi
Celtic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi | Source

Make Your Own Clip Art Borders - Design Custom Border Graphics with a Wacom Tablet

Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet, Medium (PTH651) OLD MODEL
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet, Medium (PTH651) OLD MODEL

Draw with the natural feel of a pen on paper to create your own graphics images, frames and border clip art.

Quickly edit photos and create digital art with more than 2000 levels of tip and eraser sensitivity. There's even a wreless accessory kit included

Multi-function touch ring with 4 customizable functions, 8 programmable quick keys. Includes software download instructions and many other features. Installation CD-ROM.

Use instead of a mouse for normal computing activities.

 

Clip Art Borders

These sites offer hundreds of frame and divider clip art borders for non-commercial use.

Clip art border sample, Mexican marigold flowers frame and blossom
Clip art border sample, Mexican marigold flowers frame and blossom | Source
Chili peppers wreath border clip art
Chili peppers wreath border clip art
Holly borders frame clip art
Holly borders frame clip art | Source

Where to Find the Best Professional Border Art

Amazon carries the popular Dover line of graphics and art books plus many other digital image collections

Amazon offers an amazing collection of royalty free graphic resources in both printed book and CD-ROM electronic clip art formats. You can find all types of clip art for your creative designs ranging from borders and frames to vintage graphics, cartoons, photographs, mortised cuts, buttons and fine art illustrations.

The digital clip art collections even include vector graphics in AI, EPS or WMF that you can enlarge to any size and bitmap clip art images in low and high resolution TIF, PNG, JPG and GIF formats ready for you to add to print or electronic publishing and crafts. Vector images are preferred by professional artists and are the very best images to use for embroidery or electronic cutting machines.

Royalty-free black-and-white frames and borders in sizes ranging from 1" x 2" to 2" x 5" in a wide variety of old and new styles including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Op Art, and calligraphic.

E-Clip Art Borders - 372 Borders and Frames

372 Frames and Borders (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)
372 Frames and Borders (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)

These lovely clip art border frames will add a decorative touch to almost any design or craft project that needs decorative borders..

 

Photo Label Sample: Snowman with "Sign"

Snowman label frame created from photo and white block overlay
Snowman label frame created from photo and white block overlay | Source
Specialty border frame, apples photo background
Specialty border frame, apples photo background | Source

Make a Border Frame With a Photo Background

How to create your own clip art picture frame or printable label art

It's easy to use a photograph as the backdrop for a label, frame or page layout. You need to have a graphic tool that can do two things: add a color box on top of the photo, and make that box partially transparent. These two techniques are usually accomplished through creation of a layer.

1. Open your photograph and get it sized properly for your page or project.

2. Next, create a shape to lay on top. I usually use a rectangle or square about 1 inch smaller all around than the underlying photo.

3. Fill the shape with white, or any color you want to use.

You can stop here, or you can make some of the photo under the color box appear to be faded out. Simply make the color box transparent (about 50 percent is usually good). Play with the transparency until you get the effect you want. My sample apples frame uses 50% transparency to let some of the apple photo show through.

If you like a bit more pizazz, you can add another border in a solid color to outline the entire frame and/or the box you created, as in my apples square label. I used a nice green to tie the whole design together.

Seasonal Clip Art Borders

Frames and borders fall clip art you can use to design your own page borders and paper crafts.

Turkeys and pumpkins harvest border
Turkeys and pumpkins harvest border | Source

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames
Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames | Source

Design and decorate Halloween party invites, favors, name tags or web pages with Halloween borders ... here are a few samples of free clip art borders plus some nifty Hallowe'en fonts you can use to make your own clip art borders.

Owls Border - Black or orange vintage clip art owl borders

Halloween Ding Bats Font - Design your own borders using the ding bat characters in this clever font

Halloween Borders - spiders, webs, witch hats, lightning bolts, pumpkins free Halloween clip art borders

Always Read the Terms of Use

Respect Copyright for free clipart and graphics

NOTE: Many of the clip art resources we recommend in this article state the images are free for personal use; some artists or copyright owners may require site registration and/or payment to use images. Others may only require a link or other credit for any use whatsoever.

It's your responsibility to determine the legal use of any resources suggested in this lens. We only recommend resources for you to explore, not exploit.

Always be sure to check the terms of use for graphics or photos you find in books or online.

If you use graphics, photographs or anything created by another person for any purpose it is your responsibility to check terms of use and to respect copyright laws.

I hope you enjoyed this clip art borders article and found some helpful free frame and border clip art resources. Leave a comment to suggest another border clip art resource or just to say hello.

© 2008 Lee Hansen

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