2.28.2012

Irish Potato Stamping



I love potatoes. Baked, mashed, smashed, whipped, scalloped, French fried, roasted, twice baked, in soup, as a salad...you name it.  

Anyway...instead of eating potatoes today, we made Irish potato stamps. I’ve always wanted to try this type of printing so I thought that this would be fun with St. Patrick’s Day approaching.


Here is what you will need:
Potatoes
Carving tools
Various shades of green paint
Paper for printing


Here is how we made them: 

Step One
Grab some potatoes and slice as desired.



Step Two
Using printmaking tools, we carved out some festive shapes and words. Remember if you use words - carve them backwards.  




Step Three
We plated up some green paint and stamped away for over an hour.  
WARNING: this is extremely addicting.













I love how imperfectly perfect these turned out. Now I have to come up with some fun ways to use all of the paper that we printed. Banner, cards, wreath, wrapping paper...hmm.

I have a new obsession. Thank you, potatoes.

Slainte!




See this project and more over at:
WhipperBerry
30 Handmade Days
Tatertots & Jello
Six Sisters Stuff

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This is amazing! I've been wondering what you were up to and this is just awesome! :)

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  2. I love potato stamping when I was a little girl. Your stamps are so simple and fancy all at the same time. I really like the luck one. Smartness. I'm having a St. Patty's link party and would love for you to come share these stamps. :)

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-linky-party.html

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    1. Thank you Julie! :)

      krista @ mk inspired

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  3. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

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  4. Thanks Lindy! :)

    krista @ mk inspired

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  5. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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