After seeing an old 2006 Martha Stewart post on DIY stationery, I had to try out vegetable stamps! By using the stem of a stalk of celery, sliced brussel sprouts, romaine heart lettuce, and bell pepper stems, I created beautiful floral designs on paper & flour sack towels!
- Vegetable stems
- Adirondack “Stream” Ink Pad
- Hero Arts Shadow Ink “Raspberry Jam” Ink Pad
- Craft Smith Paper
- Flour Sack Towels
- Paper Towel for blotting moisture from the vegetables
How to use Vegetable Stamps:
- Cut off the vegetable stems & place face down on a paper towel to dry for 10 minutes
- Coat the stem with ink. Blot onto paper towel and re-coat with ink if your veggie has excess water. (Celery was the hardest to stamp, but not impossible.)
- Stamp onto paper, flour sack towels or thin cotton tote bags
- Blot the stem in between stamps with paper towel
- Allow ink to dry before handling
It is a lot of fun to create cards, stationery, towels, etc. with vegetable stamps! They have a natural floral design in their stems that make for a lovely stamp. I embellished my cards that I created with some metallic markers & gel pens. Vegetable stamps are easy to use and fun to create with! This project was a success!