Even though I’m not great at it I really, really enjoy painting. So I’m always looking for cheats or easier ways of doing something so I can have fabulous results and enjoy myself at the same time. So when veggie stamping hit the scene my gears were a’turnin.
I loved the look of the celery roses but I didn’t love how after some time they looked more like celery than roses. I mean t hat after you looked at them for a while you were like, hey, there’s a bunch of celery impressions on that painting.
So I figured if I added some leaves maybe then it would always look like a rose. And since Scarf Week was upon me fast and furiously I was all, heck – let’s give this DIY a go already. And in the end I’m pretty darn happy with the results!
For this project you will need:
- celery butt (you know the end part you don’t eat)
- fabric paint
- random brushes
- white scarf
First you’ll need to cut your celery. keep the butt and eat the rest. Or feed it to the horses, your pet goat or the neighbor’s kids if you don’t like celery.
Now, here is where in most tutorials I’ve seen they band the celery together with a rubber band. Do that for a tight rosette. I liked the looser look so I left my celery free and au natural.
Brush some fabric paint onto the cut stalks.
Place face down on your fabric and give it a little rock from back to front and side to side. Lift straight up to remove.
First rose is down! Now be sure to keep your work area protected with construction paper or cardboard or whatnot, especially if your fabric is delicate because there will be tons and tons of bleeding. See how my rose looks crazy blurry? It really isn’t it’s just you can see the rose shape underneath the fabric, too!
Stamp your roses first and come back for your leaves next…
The leaves are easy, take a brush and make a blob that will act as your leaf. Using a thin brush paint a line connecting your leaves and bringing them near your rose.
Now if you’re wondering, I did practice this a lot. It was easy to not get enough pressure or paint and have roses that weren’t rosy at all. Or my leaves looked like sperm desperately trying to escape my faux roses. A bit of practice and I was able to get roses that I was consistently happy with when stamping.
Oh, and I had totally considered mixing some grape fabric paint in and doing a second layer on my roses for more petals but in the end it was just too busy for me, but it could totally work for you if you dig it!
Be sure to check out what the other lovely ladies of Scarf Week are dishing out below! And don’t forget to enter to win your own crafty package to be making scarves for days!
Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?
Remember, I’m not the only one sharing a slew of scarf tutorials this week. Here’s the dream team in case you missed their grand introduction on Sunday:
Psst! Did you know the graphic above is click-able?! Magic….
And here are the four projects we have each created that are hitting the blog-o-sphere today:
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
Giveaway & Link Party Reminder
Our special Scarf Week Giveaway is still alive and well; we’d love for you to skedaddle over to Sunday’s post to garner your entries! Remember, two winners will each take home $135 in crafty prizes; it’s quite the haul! May the odds be ever in your favor….
Enter the Rafflecopter widget and/or link up a scarf-related project of your own to enter to win one of the two prize packs. This giveaway ends Thursday night, August 14th, at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. So, don’t delay!
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