Enjoy our simple step by step Create guides devised by professional artists and foragers for Friends Around the Table. Absolutely no experience is necessary, these activities are accessible for most people and can be undertaken in your own time.
Each guide welcomes you to explore food and nature in new and exciting ways to bring some relaxing and creative activity to your day. Once you have had a go, why not share the skills you have learned with a neighbor, friend or family member!
Jacqui Campbell really enjoys looking closely at things; for her, printing is a way of directly recording what she experiences.
In this example Jacqui uses apples—but you can use just about any fruit or vegetables that you have to hand. They can be cut in many different ways, so try out a few patterns first—Jacqui used a cookie cutter to cut circles.
To make a multi layered print, start with a cut apple. Press the surface onto a light coloured stamp pad and then press the inked surface onto a piece of paper. Print plenty of times.
Put a magazine under your paper, to make the work surface more flexible.
Use a lino cutting tool or plastic knife to cut a simple pattern or make marks in the printing surface of your apple. Always cut away from your body and keep your supporting hand behind the cutting edge.
Use a cloth to wipe away excess moisture; the starch mixes nicely with ink.
Print on top of your previous prints in a darker colour.
You will need
- Fruit or vegetables
- A sharp, non-serrated knife
- Chopping board
- Plastic knife (or a lino cutting tool)
- Paper & ink pads
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