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DIY Potato Printing

By Make + Haus on Mar 01, 2013


I tried my hand at potato printing on fabric this week. Have you ever done this before? To make a stamp, all you need is a potato (any kind will do) and an X-acto knife. I decided to make my own textile print, but you can use a potato stamp to print on paper as well. Simply trace a design onto the potato and cut it away from the detail about 1/4" deep. (I found it helpful to cut a pattern from colored paper, then to apply that to the surface of the potato.) I traced the pattern with my knife, and cut it at 1/4" deep, then cut away from the design in thin slices. I also used a brayer to roll the paint onto the stamp, but you could dip into a thin coating on a flat surface. Use the appropriate paint for your application; I used textile paint on heavy cotton. Now, what to do with it?



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