Good afternoon fruit fans......or whatever time it is in your country on this fine and fruity Thursday!!!! :)
Over the past few weeks, i have been so pleased to see people every corner of the planet looking at my fruit here! Among these have been people from Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Hawaii.....and of course many from the US and the UK here......what a pleasure to see so many people. This of course has introduced me to so many inspirational people and thier blogs.
Whilst many may call my fruit inking bizzare, i call it a "bringer together of nations"! (Ok that may be a bit meladramatic but you get my drift right?)
So on with the fruit......i have so thoroughly enjoyed this weeks fruit inking, mainly because it was not a rush job, it turned out better than expected considering the colour background i had to work on, and i didn't get in a mess making it!! :)
Good people of blogland......i give you.....THE GRAPEFRUIT!!!
The reason i love the finish on this grapefruit, is because i adore photographs of space and the many beautiful things that go on up there in the night sky. This fruit reminds me of some of the gorgeous colours you see on pics taken by astronomy photographers.
Fruitinkability rating for this one? I'm going to go with a 6 due to the fact that i love the finished result, it was easy to ink on, plus i learnt a few things about fruit ink application along the way. So this was a lesson for me as well as producing something for you.
I had my first attempt at stamping on fruit, something i will definately be putting to god use in the future....this is the same grapefruit before i started on the ink blending....
As i said before, another reason i loved this was because i did'nt get so messy. Whilst messy is good in art, it's not always great when you spend half your waking hours covered in alcohol ink! I get some very strange looks at time.....and thats not just because of my looks! :)
So meet my new best friends........latex gloves!!!
Lastly, i have many comments and emails asking what i do with the fruit once it's inked. I'm sure some people do not believe them when i say i stick it in my freezer.......so heres the proof!
That pic's almost a work of art in itself don't you think? Theres todays grapefruit sat at the front, waiting too be frozen.
You may notice that my first fruit ink, the banana is missing. That had to be thrown after i accidentaly left it in my craft room for a week under some craft stash. Not good.
Also, the chinese apple and the prickly pear that gave me an allergic reation is missing. They are in my Maddy's freezer.......I'm not totaly stupid! :)))
Thanks for tuning in once again, keep smiling and take care all, look forward to seeing you again next week for another episode of, "FRUIT I INKED TODAY!" :)