For those artists who prefer original elements. I spend hours combing my local flea markets in France and online, finding original vintage ephemera. I then scan or photograph these visual treasures at a high resolution. Usually larger than the original size to give you freedom to enlarge. I further prepare them by retouching out the distracting grunge and leaving the yummy aging. Often the background is knocked out. All of this saves you tons of time. Think of me as your gal in France.
Theses elements can be used in digital mixed media, enhancements for textures, scrapbooking, etc. Also think of printing these out to frame for Home Decor!