Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Rose For You!

This is Amateur Art,
But it comes from the heart!

Just in case it’s difficult to tell what those are – those are roses!  The photograph doesn’t do them justice obviously :-), they look better in person, but that’s not the point really.  The cool part is the process of making them.

I used to throw out bases of celery without ever looking at them.  Thanks to Family Fun magazine I now know that there is a rose hiding in the base of each celery bunch.  Cut the base off, and what you get is a ready-to-go stamp for ‘painting’ as many rose blooms as you wish.  You can use celery hearts for leaves.  (I used diluted acrylic paints.)

I had fun making my rose Valentine cards.  It’s an easy, not-so-messy craft, with quick and pretty results – a nice project even young kids can handle with a little bit of supervision and guidance.  Hope you’ll consider planting your own rose garden!  

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

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