Nature takes starring role in stamping
This photo provided by Kristin Sutcliffe shows okra where the end of it was cut off and its immediate seeds scooped out to stamp the image of a delicate flower. It’s the element of surprise — when an ordinary vegetable imparts a beautiful image — that grabs folks who stamp with food.
I was chopping vegetables for dinner recently when my 14-year-old daughter, Grace, disappeared with the unusable end of the bok choy. She returned five minutes later with paper, a stamping ink pad and the pilfered vegetable.
“Look, Mom,” she said, and held up a stunner: The bok choy head, refuse to me, had stamped a beautiful blooming rose onto the paper.
I discovered what some crafters have long known — the beauties of stamping with food. Part of the pleasure derives from the experimentation, and part from the element of surprise when an ordinary vegetable imparts a beautiful image....
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