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.