The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
This partial leftover roll of 19th century wallpaper is in excellent condition and is a prime candidate for digital reproduction, as it will not need extensive work to recreate missing portions of the pattern. It comes from Whitten House and will be reproduced for use in the sitting room. Digital printing is a relatively new option for reproducing historic wallpapers and can often provide custom work at a lower cost than traditional methods allow. Computer design programs are used to recreate and color correct historic patterns from photographs—or wallpaper fragments—to be digitally printed onto rolls of paper.
Evergreene Architectural Arts is one of the firms digitally reproducing historic wallpapers, sometimes combining digital printing with more traditional methods to achieve certain effects. They generously provided images of their production process for “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” The processes for screen printing, wood block printing, and digital printing reproduction wallpapers are all illustrated in Chapter 18.
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!