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cherriesrockmysox
« on: January 11, 2004 10:12:17 PM »

To make one, cut a potato (any variety will do) in half, and draw a shape onto the flesh with a pencil. Then, using a utility knife or a jackknife with a thin blade, carve around the outline of the pencil design, and cut away the background to a depth of 1/4 inch. Mix gouache paints (available in tubes at art-supply stores) with a little water, then apply the paint directly onto the design with a brush; or dip the potato into a dish of paint as though using a stamp pad.I also tend to use markers.. and draw on the stamp area..this works well too. Press the potato onto blank cards,paper,anything you want.. (this also is how i make my gift tags for my products) reapplying paint when the prints become faint. Each print will look unique and slightly irregulara work of art in itself. To make a tag, punch a small hole in the corner of the card with a needle or an awl, and thread a piece of string or ribbon through.


I had so much fun doing this! Check out the pics!!

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comfits
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004 03:41:42 PM »

potato prints are fun!!!!!!  plus, kids think they're cool to do!!  thanks for sharing!
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mari_meow_meow
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004 05:24:40 PM »

very nice!  Smiley
i have also seen this done with apples...
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/appleprint.html
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