|What do you do when you have just made an apple print tree and you still have surplus apples cut up and paint to use? You make apple printed paper ready to use in that craft that will come along one day that needs some colorful hand made paper!
You really only need half an apple for this, so it is not a great craft for using up a surplus crop, but a great craft for having some fun and making some great decorated paper.
Cut an apple in half and and push a fork into the round part of the apple so that the fork can be used as a handle.
Dry the cut side and press it onto the paint, or use a brush to paint it onto the cut surface of the apple. Then press it onto some blank paper. It works best if you ‘re-load’ the paint onto the apple each time you make a print.
We almost always do this sort of printing as a layer of three primary colors, starting with the darkest so that the colors can be seen through each other.
If you are following the same color scheme that we did, then load the apple with blue paint and press it on the paper. Repeating a few times, spreading them across the paper.
Wipe the apple clean, and then when the blue apple prints are dry, load the apple with red paint and print on the paper, overlapping the blue apples a little.
Repeat with the yellow paint – cool!