Fun with Fruit and Vegetable Art

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blogpic9“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

  1. Choose 2-3 different poster colours in your palette and diluted with a few drops of water.
  2. Dip fruits and vegetables directly into the paint.
  3. 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.


Quick Tips
–  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.

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Vegetables now have a new use in my household. Previously they used to find place only in my dining room and kitchen, but now thanks to this blog post they are accompanying my children even to our bedroom.

  2. I have just finished reading this post and currently preparing to place order for Camlin poster and fabric colours. Never thought that vegetables can be used for creating artwork; so will definitely give the process a try.

  3. I am one of those mothers who are tired of finding ways to keep their kids busy. So, when I came across this write-up, I didn’t miss the chance of reading through it in order to get a new way of having fun with my little one. My kid has already created a wrapping paper using capsicum slices.

  4. These are shapes created by God and are as attractive as any man-made structure, if not more. Loved the ideas presented through this article. One can now create with God’s creation.

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