“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein
If you thought fruits and vegetables were only meant to be eaten, you’re wrong! Use a little imagination to do more with everyday things, like fruits and vegetables. We have a perfect example for you, that shows you how to create masterpieces from the ends of ladyfingers or apple cores.
We’ll show you how to turn vegetables and fruits into pieces of art. It’s an inexpensive way to introduce printmaking to people of all ages, including young kids. You will be surprised to discover the unique and magnificent prints, each vegetable/fruit makes.
What you would need:
– Vegetables or fruits that have interesting shapes when cut or sliced (e.g. ladyfingers/okra; French beans, apples, pears, cabbage, broccoli)
– Vegetables or fruits that can easily be cut into interesting shapes, e.g. potatoes, carrots
– Koyuko Camlin Poster colours
– A palette
How to get started
- Choose 2-3 different poster colours in your palette and diluted with a few drops of water.
- Dip fruits and vegetables directly into the paint.
- Stamp them onto the paper. Use them individually or all together to make a beautiful collage.
Don’t restrict yourself to using these prints on paper. You can use them on bags, scarves, aprons, placemats, handkerchiefs and make each of these your unique and special pieces. When you use it on any other surface but paper, you just need to substitute poster colours with Acrylic paints and then you are ready to go.
– Keep the consistency neither very thin and watery nor very thick
– Apply a thin layer on the vegetable
– Practise on an old newspaper first
Once your prints are ready, you can also add your own embellishments such as stems, leaves, glitter, ornaments and make it more glamorous and stylish.