Tuesday, 1 December 2009 by Irene Hoofs
Okra Printing Project: Gift Tags by Kristen Sutcliffe from New House Project
This project is simple enough for even young children to enjoy. My 2-year-old did a great job with it! I used okra because of its unique shape, but you can try other vegetables too. (In the past I have made cute post cards using lotus root.)
What you'll need:
Cut your card stock into desired shape for gift tags.
Slice okra in half using a sharp knife. You will get a better print with a cleaner shape if you remove some of the seeds before stamping.
You can make a stamp pad to use for this project by painting a sponge with a generous amount of paint. Make sure the paint is pretty well absorbed into the sponge.
Practice stamping on a piece of scrap paper. If you place your paper on a sheet of felt you will get better results.
Stamp your gift tags, and then punch a small hole in each tag to complete the project.
..New House Project..