Hi all :)
Yes at long last i have finally bowed to pressure and and returned with the now world famous feature where i ink alcohol ink the edible!
Oh yes my loyal friends, for the last few months you have followed my fruit inking adventures with a dedication that has astounded me! From far and wide, people put their lives on hold every Thursday evening to tune in for "Fruit i inked today!
Well folks, as you know i ran out of fruit to ink, at least fruit i could get hold of. So now we have entered a new era of inking, a step forward in the evolution of crafting, and dare i say it....a giant leap for ink kind...tonight good people of blogland, may i welcome you all to the first episode of
"VEG I INKED TODAY!" :)
For those who are new to my blog and therefore my inking escapades, it's simple. Every Thursday night (possibly early hours of Friday if the veg is a slippery sucker), i make a vegetable look a million times better via the medium of alcohol ink.
Why you may ask? Coz i can would be the answer to that one. :) Now and again there may be a tiny bit of slightly dramatic banter thrown in, but otherwise this is a deadly serious art i tell you.
So without further ado.....on with the first subject. This little fella was sat there in the bottom of my fridge looking a bit fed up, so i decided to make him my first subject of the new series. May i present to you all.......THE ONION!!!!
Not a bad effort on the whole (give me some slack, it's my first time for a while). I had to peel the outer layer off before inking, but what a beauty to ink this was!
The ink stays nice and vibrant on the skin even when it's dried, which was literally unheard of with the fruit unless i enameled it. The colours mixed nicely, but not so much that they went muddy, to be honest this was great to ink.
Although this first time back was just a basic colour job, i liked it. I just used Wild plum, Stream blue and Red Pepper.
Whenever i ink anything spherical, it always reminds me of a globe, the polar ice cap is looking a bit dodgy up here but otherwise i would say it was a lovely start to inking veg. Baby steps and all that....a delicate process this veg inking you know.
Oh yes, i can just see some of you saying, "What is this guy on about? All he's done is splattered some veg with ink!" Oh how wrong you would be. It only takes a moments lapse of concentration, and BANG!.....you've ruined a carrot!!!
I new a guy who thought he'd get cocky and try his hand at it, so he went up to his allotment.....all they found was his shoes and little splatters of Wild Plum!!!
So child's play it is not my good friends. Ooh.....the "veginkability" rating? Yes that is a word by the way...a common word down our way...made up by me....just then. :)
As this young onion was brave enough to be he first subject of the new series, and as it did a great job in displaying the colours off, I'm going to give it a veginkablity rating of 7.
The onion....a great way to return to one of the most bizarre features you'll legally see on a blog!!
Take care everyone, thanks for tuning in and remember....when you are buying vegetables next, i know you are stood there wondering, "Should i eat it....or ink it? :)
Same time next week.......Night all.