Decorative Tissue Paper: Potato Stamps
15 STEPS
1 Pack
Blank White Tissue Paper
One Paring Knife and One Large Knife
Kitchen Knives
1
Optional: Linoleum Or Wood Carving Tools
1
Cutting Board
1 Pack
Blank White Tissue Paper
One Paring Knife and One Large Knife
Kitchen Knives
1
Optional: Linoleum Or Wood Carving Tools
1
Cutting Board
Several (Medium or Small)
Potatoes
Several
Acrylic Paints and Brushes
1
Palette
Potato stamping is a fun and easy activity for all ages! (As long as an adult handles the knives.)
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First use your larger knife to neatly slice your potatos in half. Larger ones can be cut in thirds.
2
Now carve a simple design into each potato piece with your paring knife and/or other carving tools.
3
The flat surface that you leave behind is what will print. What you cut away will be white.
4
Put your potato stamps and some acrylic paint colors on your palette.
5
Cover your table with a table cloth or other protective covering. The paint will bleed through.
6
Use your brush to spread out a thin layer of paint. “Ink” your potatos by stamping in the paint.
7
It’s handy to have regular paper on hand to test your stamps.
8
Stamp your tissue paper with your different potatos in various colors to create fun patterns.
9
Find a safe place to lay out your finished tissue paper sheet to dry while you start your next ones.
10
I like to create a simple pattern with one stamp and then fill it in with others in another color.
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Even very simple shapes and patterns can have a festive effect.
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Your potato scraps can be cut into cute mini stamps that can go in between the larger stamps.
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You can stamp on regular paper to make greeting cards, or even use fabric paints and print on cloth.
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Your potato stamp shapes and colors can of course be made to suit any holiday or theme. Have fun!
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