okra stamping

okay, so who among us hasn’t repinned this okra stamping tip junkie pin yet?

idea from newhouseproject.com featured on tip junkie

i pinned it a while back, and like most of my pins, considered it collected among zillions of ideas i may never get to. until tonight when i was cutting up okra — one of N’s absolute favorite foods of all time!

when i cut the tops off, i put them aside in a bowl. then gathered up some random scrap paper, squirted out two paint colors of N’s choosing, and let her have at it while our homemade gluten free pizza baked in the oven.

i probably could have cut the okra to have smoother, flatter surfaces. i probably could have picked out the seeds to make cleaner prints. i probably could have added a medium to my paints to thin them out. but i did not because i was frying okra. and that’s okay.

okra really is so cool looking.

the prints turned out kinda cool regardless of my jagged cutting and haphazardly thrown together while okra burns in the oil on stove art project.

a few days later. we made them into thank you notes and a birthday card.

we’ll likely try again another day with less of a time crunch and more planning. regardless, the fried okra was delish!

09.10

2011
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  • http://art4littlehands.com Laura@art4littlehands

    Those are so pretty. I have never even tried okra. I will have to buy and do some stamping. I have no idea what I would even do with okra. I will have to try and look up a recipe. Your picture of what you made looks yummy.

  • http://art4littlehands.com Laura@art4littlehands

    Oh, and ha ha. This is the first I have heard about okra stamping. I am now pinning your post for it!

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