DIY – potato printing

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Making potato stamp has always been something I really like doing. I don’t know if it’s the memories of my extremely creative mum, baking Swedish Cinnamon Buns while we (the kids) were occupied at the table next to her, trying to cut out the coolest potato stamp! Or, maybe the only reason is that potato stamping is … simple. And easy. You can do a lot with this technique, only your imagination will be your limit. Plus, it’s great to do with kids. Although, my 2 year old always ends up eating the raw potatoes …
You will need: a big potato and a sharp knife. Plus some color depending on your project.

 

 

How to do it:
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Grab a raw potato. Cut it in half with a sharp knife. Draw out some sort of image/shape. Cut around your shape, making the stamp about 7 mm high. Use an old lid from a glass jar, fill it with paint of your choice (fabric paint is good for t-shirts, normal acrylic or maybe even water color is fine for paper printing.) Stamp straight into the lid for a rough print or use a fine brush to make the print “cleaner”, like with the above tea towels. Go crazy and start printing! Have fun, it’s VERY addictive 😛

 

Ideas of things you can print and print on:

– Black triangels on a white towel for the dishes.

– A simple heart on a girl’s tank top.

– Flowers on napkins or table cloths.

– Shapes on the spine of paper storage holders.

– Geometric shapes on journals and sketch books.

– Something pretty on a canvas bag.

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