Introduction: Stamping With Potatoes
As children, we used to make stamps from potato pieces borrowed from the kitchen. It is very easy to make stamps from potatoes of any shape you like and also they last a few days if kept in the refrigerator closed in polythene bags.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on making a scrap page using potatoes
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Step 1: Materials Required
The following materials are required for this stamping project:
- A non-absorbent thick drawing paper. Here I have taken an A4 size paper
- One large potato, sliced into pieces
- Fabric paints (Red, green, yellow and blue)
- Marker pen for marking on potato
- Paint brush
- Carving / craft knife
- Paint thinner of any kind to clean brush
Step 2: Draw the Outline and Stamp Center of Flowers
Draw rough outline of the proposed design. Using a small round piece of potato stamp, mark the center of flowers with yellow paint
Step 3: Stamp for Flower Petals
Mark a single petal on a piece of potato with marker pen. Carve out the shape using craft knife. Potato stamp for the flowers petals is ready
Step 4: Stamp the Flower Petals
Using a mixture of yellow and red paint, stamp out the flower petals at spots already stamped with yellow paint.
From time to time, clean out the moisture from the potato stamp using a dry cloth.
Step 5: Stamp the Thicker Stems
Take another slice of potato. Using green paint, stamp the thicker stems
Step 6: Stamp the Grass
Using a thin slice of potato, stamp the grass at the bottom. Use green paint mixed with yellow for this
Step 7: Stamp the Leaves
Mark leaf in a piece of potato and carve out. Using mixture of green and yellow paint, stamp the leaves wherever required.
Step 8: Stamp the Buds
Using a thin slice of potato, stamp the thinner stems for the buds with green paint.
A small oval shaped piece of potato can be used for stamping the buds with red and yellow paint
Step 9: Finished Scrap Page
Now we got a scrap page stamped with potatoes. Use a thin transparent polythene sheet to mask the scrap page.
This method can be used to stamp beautiful greeting cards for any occasion.