Thursday, April 3, 2014


I have a fun project to share today!  I wrote an article about it in the Winter 2014 Issue of Altered Arts Magazine.

All you need is a nice thick paper, like watercolor paper, A stalk of celery and some inks.  Cut a straight cut across the bottom of the celery, about 2 inches from the bottom. 

 I used acrylic paint and inks to make some backgrounds.  Then, I applied ink to the celery and stamped!

How awesome is that?  They look like roses!

Just use a baby wipe to take the ink off of your celery (or cut a little bit off to get fresh celery again) and you are ready to stamp again.

All different colors of "roses"  for beautiful backgrounds.  Or, stamp them as a focal point on a card, fabric or anything.  That's the fun of art!

Who ever said you can't play with your food?

*No celery were wasted during the making of these backgrounds.  I put cream cheese and olives on the stalks and we enjoyed them very much.*


  1. I love doing these 'roses'! I've always used acrylic paint with mine, so I'll have to have a go with ink :)

    This is an art journal page I did using them -


    1. Hi Joanna!
      I went to your link and your roses are awesome!
      I also went to your blog and left you a comment!!
      Thanks for visiting the Altered Arts Magazine Blog!

    2. Thank you Daniella; it was lovely to see you'd dropped by!


  2. What a fun technique! Can't wait to try it out for myself!