Tuesday, February 12, 2013

cabbage stamping

cabbage
purple cabbage, stamping

Sometime between living in Mexico, Japan and California, I formed a loving relationship with cabbage. I love it on tacos, salsa, stir-fry and salads. Recently, from a fellow blogger, wrightstuff,  I discovered that the cabbage ends can be used as a stamp.

In the photo above you can see the cabbage end sitting on my art table. I cover my art table with paper and often doodle or try out colors on that paper. The bird drawing in the next photo was actually an impromptu drawing I did on my art table paper. It's hard to imagine that technology will be able to replace the pencil and paper method. I just love the feeling of the pencil edging across the paper.

bird singing
bird singing, sumi ink line drawing
I used acrylics to stamp the background with a cabbage end. I then added a line drawing of a bird. The branch was painted with sumi ink, micron pen and gesso.

19 comments:

  1. wow that is gorgeous! wonderful technique. THANK you for posting and sharing:)

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  2. okra, and now cabbage! I have to look more carefully at veges for stamping! {:-Deb

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  3. This is BEAUTIFUL! And what a brilliant idea. I have a cabbage in the fridge now! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  4. storybeader, I hadn't thought of okra ... great idea!
    Tracy, look forward to seeing what you stamp.
    Fran, thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I LOVE this! (I love cabbage too. Hate brussel sprouts though. Which makes very little sense but it is what it is.)

    Cabbage as a stamp. This is awesome.

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  6. All foods are fair game for stamping in my house! You got a great result with the cabbage...

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  7. Em, I used to not enjoy brussel sprouts until I discovered them roasted:)

    Textile, I can relate to that!

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  8. I love this idea, I am now eying that tired c cabbage on the bench! Loved the result.

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  9. I love the bird! And man, that branch looks REAL!!

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  10. Great picture, love the cabbage texture, really good idea. :)

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  11. Wow! love the bird sketch and the stamped background ties it all together wonderfully! ^_^

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  12. I think it was me! I did lots of cabbage roses in pink a few weeks (or was it months?) ago? Glad to see I am inspiring others to try too!!

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  13. beautiful, and the branch looks so realistic!

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  14. the cabbage stamp is great and I love that top photo... that is an amazing image...xx

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  15. thank you for your lovely comments and visits.

    Wrightstuff, you are so right. It's your blog where I saw the tutorial. Thanks for letting me know.
    I added your link.

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  16. Delightful!! Lovely big and fun background.

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  17. Wonderful fun! Love the doodle and the colors you used!

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  18. This is simply cool and creative! Love what you've done here. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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