Thursday, 4 September 2008

Yes my fruity friends.....

It's that time of the week already, oh yes indeedy it's Thursday and we all know what that's time for "Fruit i inked today!".

It's the one day in your busy schedules where you allow yourself to dive into the world of the juicy.

After last weeks inked grape, i felt i needed to produce something with a little more excitement about it. I had a great suggestion of a star fruit, however trying to find one of those in my local supermarket was maybe a little ambitious!

So in the end, i threw the fruity rule book out of the window......and without further ado......good people of the craft world.....may i present to you the monster that is the pineapple!!!!!!!!!

Well what can i say!!! An inky challenge was what i asked for, and thats exactly what i got!

I had to put a little time and effort into this one, not just a dab and hope for the best. That would have potentialy been a huge mess with me doing it! Well this beauty was an absoloute pleasure to ink. There were several different textures to work on, the main body segments were nice and shiny, so the ink flowed lovely over them, and the leaves just soaked the ink as soon as i touched them.

You've probably guessed that i did not use an ink applicator for this one, in fact i used a fine paint brush to apply the inks. I was going to add mixative and blending solution, but the result was so good without it, i thought it was a shame to go any further.

I also had a bash at stamping the leaves, but it didn't turn out too good. The segments that appear gren are actualy inked with Adorindack "Pitch black", it just turned out that colour against the yellow of the pineapple. Other colours used were Wild plum, Red chilli pepper, Stream blue and lettuce. A mighty fine coctail!

Now then, "Whats the scores on the doors for fruitinkability dagnammit!!!?" i hear you cry?
Well i had some much fun inking this, and was so pleased with the result, i'm going to have to give it a
fruitinkability rating of 7!!! It's going to take some beating to top this one, but i could'nt score it any higher as there HAS to be the perfect fruit out there for inking?

I will make it my mission to find that fruit, and when i do,....oh yes my will fly in my craft room that fine day!!! It's just gone 5am and i need some beauty sleep. Thanks for tuning in, same time next week.......keep that Thursday free people!!! :)

I'll leave you with one more pic...looking up the belly of the beast!!!

Reminder: Do not attempt to eat anything covered with alcohol ink, whilst most people aren't that stupid, theres always someone who likes to be an exception to the rule!


Nikki said...

Love it.... but would love to see you try to ink a

Calv said...

I sense a tiny inking session in the pipeline. :)

leasanders said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see what you ink next.

Do you have white cherries there in your area? A bunch of different colored cherries would be a cool one!

leasanders said...

OH! Will you be expanding to veggies, too? Lots of possibilities there.

Calv said...

What a great idea Lea! :)

I've never heard of white cherries, you're teaching me lots about fruit these days lol!

That would make a great background for inks would'nt it?

As for veggies, do you know i was thinking only the other night, "What will happen when i run out of fruit?". I think i now have the answer! :)

Wendy Jo said...

I had to see it to believe it! You totally made my day!

Wendy Jo
Lead Fiskateer

Calv said...

Lol Wendy Jo, sorry, i only just caught it really that strange then lol?

Glad it made you smile. :)