How to Create Rose Stationery

Two Methods:Get SuppliesCreate Your Stamp

Interested in creating personal stationery that has an artist’s flair without the art show/shop prices? Design gorgeous rose stationery that you can give as a gift or keep on your desk for elegant note writing. All you’ll need is a vegetable typically used for salads, heavy note cards and an ink pad.

Method 1
Get Supplies

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    Visit the grocery store in search of a Treviso radicchio. The base of this crunchy veggie will become a blossoming rose when cut just right. Buy said salad vegetable.
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    Choose your stationery. The size of your radicchio may end up dictating the size of the stationery. A larger vegetable may mean that you go for the larger notecards. Or you may want to only stamp the front of the envelope.
    • Select stationery that is heavy and can withstand an ink stamp. You don’t want the ink to bleed through to the back of the paper either.
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    Choose an inkpad. Pink or red may be the obvious choice for your rose, however you can get creative by selecting a variety of colors. Make sure your veggie base fits completely inside the ink pad so the entire bottom can be inked.
    • Choose ink that can be painted on the vegetable bottom if you can’t find a pad that fits the bill.
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    Locate household supplies including a cutting board, sharp knife and paper towels.

Method 2
Create Your Stamp

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    Cut the head off the radicchio. Be sure you create a clean, even cut so your entire rose will transfer to the paper.
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    Place cut end on a paper towel, cut side down for five minutes to dry. You want the vegetable to be completely dry so it absorbs the ink (and doesn’t expel any water) so the drying time is very important.
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    Press dried cut bottom of the radicchio onto the stamp pad. Do not press too hard or you may crush the vegetable. Make sure though that the bottom is fully coated evenly with ink.
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    Remove radicchio from ink and blot carefully with a paper towel. Do not remove too much ink, just enough to absorb any excess.
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    Transfer “stamp” to stationery. Press firmly (but not too hard) onto stationery to transfer the design onto paper.

Tips

  • Test different vegetables to create different shapes. For example, a cut brussel sprout can create a smaller version of the larger rose.
  • Always blot ink from the vegetable before transferring it to paper to ensure a smooth, professional appearance.

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