Here we present to you a collection of 3 decorative line borders of rectangular shape.

We have called them ‘decorative line borders’, although they belong to ‘scroll line frame borders’ characteristic of the Art Nouveau art style. The decorative appearance of these borders has been obtained by beautifully interwoven curves with variable thickness.

This type of borders is very easy to draw using dip pens, which made it very popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was only necessary to design the appearance of the frame border, and the decorative appearance of the lines and curves (change in thickness) was obtained with dip pens, i. e., by changing pen pressure on the surface and the line drawing speed. This process of drawing decorative lines and curves has been used a lot throughout history, just take a look at the works of old calligraphers, flourishes, etc.


Decorative line borders
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Available file formats

2D CAD (dwg) and vector (eps, and svg)

Today, it is also very easy to draw such borders using vector and 2D CAD software. There are even special commands for drawing curves of variable thickness in software intended for vector drawing, e. g., in Inkscape software this command is called Draw Calligraphic or Brush Strokes. There are no such commands in 2D CAD software, but it is also easy to draw these types of curves. Admittedly, it takes twice as much work to draw a single curve of variable thickness – you need to draw two curves and paint the space between them to give the impression that it is a single curve of variable thickness. Nowadays, this type of decorative frame borders can also be found on various invitation cards, greetings cards, business cards, etc.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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