Good morning! I'm up before the sun rises to bring you this next edition of pod printing. Are you ready for more? Go out to your yard and search for firm, but not dry flowers, pods, etc. Gather a bunch. The fun is in experimenting. My four year old loved the Campanula (bell flower) buds the most. Those poppy pods had me from the start! Here is one of our collaborations when we traded favorites:
We used Color Box pigment stamp pads. I use these for my own stamping on paper. I love how saturated they are with ink.
Scraps of Kraft paper were cut into notecards and we proceeded to make stationery printed with bits from our yard in August.
Little pieces make great book marks for summer reading. I backed the paper with our version of cardstock, a cereal box. Punched a hole. Threaded some hemp string through a shell my daughter had chosen, and tucked it into her book of the hour. Isn't her Campanula stamping lovely?
I had a wonderful discovery yesterday after another huge storm... the dried out poppy pods can be brought back to life after a torrential downpour. They just need a good soaking! Next up: some little samples of our new garden FABRIC stamped with pods.