Friday, June 05, 2009

Background with cauliflower dye



I cooked (okay, really Jim did) my yummy purple cauliflower from the farmers market last night. See it hiding on the left side in the vegetable picture? It really was some of the best I've ever had and thought the dried juice from the water it was cooked in looked lovely dried on my white plate. Which gave me an idea- how would it look on paper. So, down to the kitchen I went, watercolor paper in hand, to try it out. I have some plastic pipettes and after trying some on my craft pad and dipping the paper, I opted for pipetting it onto the paper instead. Some of the sugars in the juice burned when I got a little crazy with the heat tool. I think it is a wonderful color and dyed a paper towel, too.

5 comments:

donna said...

Here I am with crazy comments about your art world. This didn't shock me too much because I remember something from one of Phillip's "experiment books" that mentioned using red cabbage for a dye. Plastic pipettes? Hmmmm. Pipetting? Hmmmmm. The results sure look pretty. A husband who cooks the vegetables, now that I like a lot.

ArtCricket2 said...

My husband IS the cook in our family. I cook only when we have company. He does all the rest! He is the cook, I am the housekeeper, which I am doing today when it is beautiful outside-okay I'm stopping that right now.

Yogi said...

What a wonderful color and idea. I can't remember if I've ever seen purple cauliflower. Will have to try it one day. I wonder how long lasting the color will be?? I gather there was salt in the cooking water??

ArtCricket2 said...

Yogi- no salt was in the water- I checked with the cook~

Quietfire said...

This is awesome Beth!!! Good for you!!!