This is a follow up of Cider Creme For The Masses and Cider India - on Carla's request.
Of course, a theme like "East of Cider India" asks for chopsticks and chopsticks have prints. The challenge was to get the theme printed on the chopstick which turned out to be more difficult than we'd expected.
The first approach, which I'd brought in, was a linoleum print. Luckily, it had been turned down by Carla's father who's an acclaimed sculptor. In hindsight, I have to admit, he was right. It would not have worked.
Carla then contacted Speckert+Klein to order a stamp and stamp colour, which had to be non-toxic and oil and water resistant (one has to eat with it, though). They found egg colour, which fulfilled all our requirements and is normally used to stamp the date onto eggs.
Carla did work for the Swiss Post for some years, and therefore, is kind of an expert in how to stamp properly. But she failed with the first set of chopstick (more than 100) which she had bought at IKEA. The colour run into the wood. It was a blur not a stamp.
In the afternoon one day prior to the event, she finally found varnished chopsticks which were stampable at Cash+Carry.
Picture by Phon