It’s finally a teeny (and I mean TEENY TINY) bit chilly in the evenings now. Yay! It has been making me want something warm and hearty for dinner. I thought I would throw some red beans and rice in the crockpot and let it cook all day. When I cut up the celery to throw in it, I couldn’t bring myself to throw the end piece away. I could do something fun with this! Why not paint with it?

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As you can see, it is just an ordinary celery stump. Nothing special, but it did look nice and crisp. I had a bunch of shades of blue paint that I rescued from the dump that I have been aching to use. I grabbed a few foam paint brushes and got to work. I just painted a layer of paint on the celery. Not super thin, but not thick enough that it would make a mess on the canvas.

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Simply press the celery onto your canvas, making sure all sides adequately touch the surface. Pull it straight up when you are done. Be sure you do not spread it around when you press down or remove because it will smudge your imprint.

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As you can see, my first attempt in the top right corner did not come out great. I didn’t press the sides down, just the middle. Once I layered on more, it didn’t matter. If you mess a few spots up, just add more layers and more colors. I just wiped my celery off with an old rag between colors rather than rinsing it with water. That would end up making the paint runny and messy.

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It looks like flowers! This could be a fun project to do with your kids or you can just make some rad paintings for yourself!

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