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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