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.

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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.

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