Saturday, November 16, 2013

Punch & Judy Free Printable

I do have a free printable for you but first let me show you what I have been working on. As much as I wanted to get my nutcracker theater done this year, I needed to make sure this was done for Christmas. The two main puppets were from an early 1800's magazine and were so poorly printed it literately took me weeks to complete them.

Someone very special to me, who happens to be a big Punch & Judy fan, is going to get a kit for this for Christmas. I have had the theater printed larger than my printer will print but I am going to print the puppets large myself. Then I will put it in a special box I am working on with the chip board, brads, glue and so on so that she can make it herself. The graphic's for this are now available in my little etsy store.

As you know... I usually try to make my free image go along with whatever I am working on so I have a cute little Punch and Judy free printable for you. I thought it would make a great invitation to your show or Punch & Judy birthday party, or as I have used it to create a box lid for the little theater to go into.

If you check it out in its larger version, I think you will be able to tell how clear I can make these vintage images :)

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads.

I also would like to post a little history on Punch and Judy:
May 9, 1662 is the day that is credited as Punch's birthday as that was the first recorded day his show was preformed in Britain. The British show developed into "Punch and Judy" with its first published script in 1827.  However the show was preformed in the 1700 in Italy only the puppets had a different names, Pulcinella and his wife Joan. 
 He speaks in a distinctive squawking voice, assisted by a "Bottler", who encouraged to participate and collecting money. The Bottler also played accompanying music or sound effects usually on a drum. Today it is preformed often in private parties and is fun for all ages.


Sarah said...

Your restoration work is amazing, Inka!

Ann said...

your Punch and Judy theater is wonderful!!!
thanks for sharing the darling image!

Four Jacks and a queen said...

Beautiful! Love your work!
~ Amy L

Olivia Erin said...

The outcome is perfect. And it is not looking hand-crafted at all. I am also working on a project in which I have to create an image of our favourite celebrity using colored beads. It was so hard for me to find every color bead, especially because I couldn't find brown and grey. Fortunately, I found them on a page American Bead Corp Coupons. And my project is about to be completed. Hope I score an A on my art project.