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Did you know you can create beautiful stamps with just common food ingredients like fruits and vegetables? Here we show you how to make beautiful lemon stamps!
We love fruit stamping and recently made some art prints using lemons! It’s surprising how vibrant and detailed the lemon prints came out with just stamping ink and lemons! The quality of the printing is very crisp and I definitely recommend this as one of those quick, easy and art projects to set up for the kids!
How to create fruit stampings with lemons
The process is super simple! First you’ll need a good paper to absorb the ink. We love using watercolor paper, but if you don’t have that regular white cardstock will work. The prints just won’t absorb as well.
You’ll then need some ink pads. We find ink stamps provide finer details then just using paint on fruits. You can do that as well, and add fine paint details after the fact, if you don’t have ink stamps.
Last, cut your lemons in half and dab well lightly with a paper towel to take away as much moisture as you can. The less wet the lemon is, the more ink it will absorb and the clearer your print will be!
It’s good to practice on regular printer paper first to see how much you have to press down to get clear prints before making a lot!
Lemon Fruit Stamping – Materials
What other fruits can you stamp with?
So many other fun fruits and vegetables lead to fun prints! Here are ones we’ve had great success with:
- Bell peppers
- Other citrus fruits like lime and oranges
- Okra (cut cross-sectionally)
What can you make with your lemon stamp prints?
- Wrapping paper
- Art (for example stamp a lemon and draw a shape or object around it)
The possibilities are endless!
Watch the video in this post for the DIY
- Watercolor paper
- Ink pads
Last, cut your lemon in half and dab well lightly with a paper towel to take away as much moisture as you can. The less wet the lemon is, the more ink it will absorb and the clearer your print will be!
Place your cut lemon over the ink stamp to fully coat around it.
Place down on your paper firmly and all around the edges, Remove slowly. Repeat.
You'll need a half lemon per color of ink stamp.