Potato Printing

Did some potato printing with Master Five as a school holiday activity. Here are some of the writing paper and envelopes we decorated.


Most of the potato prints we made using cookie cutters – just cut the potato in half, press the cookie cutter about 4mm into one of the flat surfaces and trim around the edge with a sharp knife. Remove the cookie cutter and a nice crisp, clean stamp is ready to go.

The house print above we carved freehand into the potato to create a simple negative print design.

We used bright acrylic paint on a kitchen sponge to make our stamp pad.

Sunday Six – 7 Oct 2012

Six interesting articles, images or what-nots I’ve come across on the web this week.

  1. a diary. a journal. a record. – I love how the process of keeping a journal is described here, no rhyme or reason, everything thrown in with only a date to organise it all … oh, and morning pages too!
  2. A handmade envelope tutorial – scroll down the article for an image of the most lovely musical envelopes. So simple, but so effective.
  3. Another envelope tutorial, this time for Easy Tiny Envelopes – very similar to the gift envelopes I make.
  4. These pretty mailing labels are lovely – and there’s a free PDF to download so you can print your own.
  5. Some beautiful journal pages I stumbled across, originally posted in 2008.
  6. The List Journal Project with iHanna and Tammy – about the project, plus a beautiful stitched journal page on travel destinations.

How do you organise your postcards?

While we’re on the whole organising topic, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to organise my postcard collection.

Between Postcrossing and Send Something, not to mention holiday cards from friends and pen pals, the number of cards I need to store is fast adding up.

I thought about photo albums, but there’s two problems:

  1. Some of the cards are odd sizes and larger than standard photo album pockets.
  2. I’d like to be able to see the backs of the cards and not hide the stamps and written messages.

How do you store your postcards? In an album? In a storage box?

[Edit: Just saw this post on postcard storage at Postcrossing!]