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potato stamp tutorial

June 16, 2010

while i was working on my altered book, i made my own stamp using a potato. i felt like i was in kindergarten all over again. it is fairly simple to make one. the key is to make sure the sides have been cut down farther than the design. i love the simplicity of this design and how the end product turned out. i will definitely be doing this again.

potato

knife

paint

paintbrush

cut the potato in half. carve out the desired design into the potato with your knife. make sure that the design is considerably higher than the rest of the potato. to do this cut 1/8 of an inch slits in the sides of the potatoes and cut through until you reach your design. be very careful that you do not cut the stamp part of your potato.

the potato stamp lasts for approximately 1-2 days. it starts to lose it’s shape after that, so make sure you get all the stamping done at once. i included a few more pages that have been finished! i love how it turned out.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2010 1:32 pm

    I never knew I can use a potato to do this! I think it`s really great
    Paul

  2. June 17, 2010 12:16 am

    hooray for potato stamps!!! ;-)) your work is beautiful!

    xoxo trine (a fellow flyer)

  3. June 17, 2010 6:55 am

    I’ve heard of people doing this but never actually saw anything done with a potato. My Orange slice stamp is still in the works, but I’ve got a pine cone that’s begging to be used!

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