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Free Steampunk Collage Sheets

Updated on May 8, 2013

Steampunk Patent Diagrams - Free Digital Collage Sheets - Downloadable and Printable

It can be difficult to find good steampunk imagery - clockwork machines, gears, and all that steam-powered machinery that is so beautiful! I've created these free steampunk collage sheets from 300 dpi, high-resolution scans of patent diagrams from 1868. All sorts of amazing gears and gadgetry await your creative projects with these fabulous steampunk vintage images.

The image shown here is a steampunk ATC background I created using digital collage techniques. You are free to use this as well. :)

I put in many hours creating these collage sheets, and I'm publishing them 100% free to use, though I do ask that you do not use them in any other collage sheets or as images for sale. These are intended only for use in your art and craft work, though you are permitted to use them in artwork to sell if you like.

If you'd like to support this ongoing project to create and publish free digital collage sheets, you can do so simply by telling others about it - on Facebook, Twitter, your favorite art forums, credit on the back of your ATCs, on your blog, on StumbleUpon, or any other way you would like.

How to download and print the collage sheets

The images you see below are just samples, thumbnails really, of the full sized collage sheets. Click on any sheet you like to go to the high-res version hosted on my server. From there you should be able to either print directly from your browser or right-click to save to your own computer if you like.

If you have any trouble, please ask any questions in the guestbook near the bottom of the page.

False Teeth - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - False Teeth, Shoe Fastening, Seed Planter, Sewing Machine, Plows, Cultivaters, Animal Traps

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Vintage Inventions - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Vintage Inventions - Patent Diagrams

Car Brake - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Scissors Sharpener, Expansion Pulley for Braiding Machines, Clay Pipe, Car Brakes, Let-Off Mechanism for Loom

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Antique Machinery - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Antique Machinery - Patent Diagrams

Tip! Printing collage sheets on specialty paper can create some very cool results

Avery Clear Full-Sheet Shipping Labels for Inkjet Printers 8-1/2" x 11", Pack of 10 (18665)
Avery Clear Full-Sheet Shipping Labels for Inkjet Printers 8-1/2" x 11", Pack of 10 (18665)

One of my favorite novelty printing surfaces, the full page clear labels from Avery turn your collage sheet images into self-adhesive transparencies! These are tons of fun for layered effects in collage.

 

Lantern - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Vegetable Cutter, Flower Stand, Toy, Boot, Lantern, Sawing Machine, Harvester, Elevated Railroad

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Inventions Illustrations - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Inventions Illustrations - Patent Diagrams

Velocipede - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Door Alarm Lock, Bread Cutter, Fire Engine Water Heater, Velocipede, Farm Gate, Sleigh Runner

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Machinery Pictures - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Machinery Pictures - Patent Diagrams
1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art (1000 Series)
1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art (1000 Series)

From the editor: Steampunk is a burgeoning counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and artform. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of early-nineteenth century industrialization, in part, to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world. Packed with 1,000 color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a showcase of stunning jewelry, fashion, accessories, headgear, artwork, home decorations, and curious contraptions.

 

Stump Extractor - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Bottle Stopper, Stump Extracter, Anchor, Gas Socket, Pump Valve, Steam Trap, Lock Coupling for Gas Fixt

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Machinery Illustrations - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Machinery Illustrations - Patent Diagrams

Traction Engine - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Sewing Machines, Traction Engine, Drilling Machine

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Diagrams - Printable Ephemera
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Diagrams - Printable Ephemera

Railway Switch - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Valve Gear, Rail Way Switch, Carburetting Apparatus, Lamp Chimney Fastening, Cane With Concealed Umbrell

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Patent Illustrations - Printable Ephemera
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Patent Illustrations - Printable Ephemera

Distillery - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Potato Planter, Cultivator, Base Burning Hot Air Furnace, Distillery, Toy, Latch and Bolt, Steam Generator,

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunky Images - to Download and Print
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunky Images - to Download and Print

Steampunk Debutante Paper Pad by Graphic 45

Graphic 45 12-Inch by 12-Inch Steampunk Debutante Double-Sided Paper Pad
Graphic 45 12-Inch by 12-Inch Steampunk Debutante Double-Sided Paper Pad

Each 12” x 12” Paper Pad from Graphic 45 includes two each of the 10 double-sided papers, and one of each double-sided die-cuts tags and borders, perfect for your steampunk arts and crafts. All of the papers and images are breathtakingly beautiful, full of the wonder and whimsy that is the world of steampunk. Shades of greens and ambers, verdigris and brass, antiqued black and white all meld into a glorious smorgasbord of beautiful steampunk papers just waiting for your creative projects.

 

Spirit Meter - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Washing Machine, Spirit Meter, Pantaloons Protecting Guard, Filter, Screw Machine, Gear Worm, Brick Truck

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Pictures and Drawings - Patent Diagrams
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Pictures and Drawings - Patent Diagrams

Gas Generator - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Grain Measure, Railway Switch Alarm, Ticket Holder, Glass Lamp, Gas Generator, Churn

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Images - Digital Ephemera
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Images - Digital Ephemera

Swing - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Dividers and Calipers, Clock calendar, Swing, Lamp, For Braiding Whip Lashes

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Contraption Illustrations - Printable Ephemera
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Contraption Illustrations - Printable Ephemera

Watch - Free Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet - Carriage Harness, Water Wheel, Straw Cutter, Watch, Knitting Machine, Vise, Pump, Time Alarm

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Inventions and Gadgets - Digital Ephemera
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Steampunk Inventions and Gadgets - Digital Ephemera

Find more Steampunk Patent Diagrams with Google Patents

Finding Steampunk Images on Google Patents
Finding Steampunk Images on Google Patents

Looking for something specific? Try Google Patents! Be sure to sort your search with "Cover View" and "Old First" as shown in the image. Here's just one example of the great steampunk stuff you can find on Google Patents.

Need other steampunk images? Try Wikimedia Commons!

Another great source of steampunk imagery is Wikimedia Commons. You kind of have to dig for it, it's not as easy as typing steampunk into the search box, but if you try other keywords like diving, dirigible, gears, clockwork, Victorian, patent diagram, and so forth you may turn up something that suits your needs. Here are a few fine examples of the treasure to be found...

An illustration from Jules Verne's classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" depicting a squid or octopus seen through the viewbay of The Nautilus.

A page full of images of very steampunk looking flying machines, balloons and dirigibles mainly.

Victorian Goods and Merchandise:

2,300 Illustrations

(Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Men:

A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

(Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Women:

A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

(Dover Pictorial Archives)

Astrology and Astronomy CD-ROM and Book

(Electronic Clip Art)

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      michaelf21 11 months ago

      I cannot download any of these pictures. I have registered and followed the instruction............but nothing. Please help

      Thanks

      Michael

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      Sandee 16 months ago

      maybe I found you to late but when I click on the image it comes up the same size as first seen on the screen then if I print it, it also prints just as shown...am I to late to take advantage of your generosity? am I missing something? Thanks anyway!

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      Paula 2 years ago

      I just spent 10 minutes grouching about another website with a anti-right-click on every image. That other website had the nerve to put HIS own name & website address across each & every one of the turn-of-the-century vintage advertisements posted on his site. A site that, as far as I could tell, was without any real purpose whatsoever (educational, for example). I believe that just because someone has scanned an image & posted it to their website, it does not make that image their exclusive property, and certainly shouldn't give them the right to "deny" access to said image.

      From the very beginning, I have always thought of the internet as a place that should be treated with the same approach as a small, center of town bulletin board - if you post something up on the board, you'd better expect that everyone will see it, take that information & use it for themselves. My point? If you aren't willing to share, don't put it out there.

      SO...I THANK YOU, APPLAUD YOU, & COMMEND YOU!! FOR ALL YOUR TIME AND EFFORT - AND YOUR GENEROSITY. I'M SO HAPPY I STUMBLED UPON YOU, YOUR STEAMPUNK & OTHER WONDERFUL IMAGES! You will be praised on both my personal & business Facebook pages. Thanks again!!

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      Donna 2 years ago

      Excellent! Thank you very much.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks for the images. Best wishes!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Amazing images! Thanks so much for all your hard work. Will post to Pinterest.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks for the fantastic steampunk sheets!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for the great images and source information.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for the wonderful images!

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      Chrystalia 4 years ago

      featured these gorgeous collages on my steampunk lens--and I have a proposition for you to really get some exposure for your work, it's amazing. Message me on my profile, please!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the Steampunk theme!!! Thanks for taking the time to research and create all the wonderful Patent sheets and all your valuable information for researching this theme. Best Wishes from Australia.

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      EmmaCooper LM 4 years ago

      Cool lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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      steampunk delicious

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Absolutely lovely!

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      GreenerDays 4 years ago

      These are some beautiful steampunk sheets. I'll share this where I can!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for good images!

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      kab 4 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I used your collage sheets as the backdrop to the intro image on my review of Leviathan. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for these and your google search info! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks a bunch. these are awesome. I just wish they had the sketch lines, excess ruler lines, etc. :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great steampunk images,thank you for sharing

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      hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

      I LOVE these sheets!!! Its so hard to find steampunk related items, thank you for sharing!!!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      You found some really wonderful treasures, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I searched Google Patents for Airships and found a nice one to use! Thanks for the tip!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you, absolutely love the images.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thank you so much for these images. Steampunk stuff is hard to find.

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      Faergen58 5 years ago

      God Bless You. I've been trying to find SP elements to use in my art for months. LOL Thanks sooo much for this.!

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      mandala9 5 years ago

      great to find such a generous steampunk fan

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice lens - the tip about searching Google for patents is terrific!

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      KevCooper 5 years ago

      Kudos Betsi, a generous provision of Steampunk images for us devotees.

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      These are cool! I used to love doing collage. Too many demands on my time now, though.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just what the doctor ordered or should I say it solved a lot of problems for me

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fab images just what I needed to cheer the Soul, thanks

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      beckyf 5 years ago

      I really enjoy steampunk. Very interesting lens. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hiya! thanks for doing all the work! I am designing my Halloween party invitations, and was looking for something quick to trace and incorporate. Exactly what I needed!!!

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      jerviewagon 5 years ago

      True needed to comment showing my appreciation on your website as it is very intelligent to perform, plus some writers do not accumulate acknowledgment they deserve

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      AndyAlBrown 6 years ago

      Thanks again for yet more great material. I am going to check out Google patents now....

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Came back to ~Angel Bless~ this lens...very nicely done.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      so kind of you to share these resources - thanks!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you, thank you for your wonderful images, you are so very kind to share them with us - I will definitely let people know about these. Do you have anymore images of individual steam punk machines, also will you be getting any images of clocks, tickets, screws, bolts etc - all the paraphernalia that goes with steam punk. I make cards for charity, and these will come in soooooo useful. THANK YOU. Love Angela xxx

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, great site. Thanks for the collage images! These will work great on some projects I have cooking! Keep up the great work, we appreciate it!

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      chuckhodi 6 years ago

      Steamie!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome site! Wonderful resources and great images! So glad I found this!! It's bookmarked and saved for future browsing!! :D

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      ResearchAddict 6 years ago

      This is lovely! I'm a steampunk fan, so this was a fun find! Have faved and lensrolled.

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      myraggededge 6 years ago

      I didn't know about that patent search - what a treasure you are!

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      cdevries 6 years ago

      Very nice site! Thanks for the free images, I'll certainly use some small bits in my work. BTW Have you seen the online steampunk science comic 2D Goggles or the Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very nice

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this art. When I use one of them, I will credit you on my blog when I post the art. Best from Canada. Dianne

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot for all these pages !

      greetings from France

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      ColeenFranks 6 years ago

      Great sheets, just posted further on my "Like" page on Facebook: vintageterrace2

      Give you credit, of course.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great collage sheets! I just love Steampunk! Thank you so much!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Thanks so much for the free collage sheets. I am attempting my first steampunk project -- it will be a calendar with 12 steampunk images ... I don't really know what I'm doing but I'm certain your lens will be a great help.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Still trying to figure out the steampunk art, but find this lens well done and fascinating..Blessed by Squid Angel d-artist

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Loved your lens, thanks for the ideas!

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      great collection, thanks for these. And tyank you also for the lens - I am starting to get interested in steam punk but it's on the back burner at the moment. Maybe this will inspire a little experimentation.

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      Luminosity LM 6 years ago

      It seems as though it has worked someone has helped you by featuring your work elsewhere good job.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Very cool! I just went to a Sci Fi/Fantasy convention where the theme was Steampunk. Was fun to see the costumes.

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      beckyf 6 years ago

      Excellent lens! I enjoy steampunk, but haven't done a whole lot with it in my art yet. Thank you for sharing your collage sheets. :)

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      super stuff, thanks you so much. Have been getting into SP but finding searching for images a little time consuming, this should be extremely useful.

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      WritingforYourW 6 years ago

      Wow, what a neat idea for a lens! I just made one on steampunk music, but it needs a lot of work still. ;)

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      These are AMAZING! I've featured this lens on my Steampunk Movies lens :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      you are the best! Thank you so much for doing these!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thanks heaps - I love these images.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for these free downloads! I can't wait to use them.