Make a unique print by cutting a potato or sponge, and use it to stamp on a material of your choice
Since today’s focus was on stamping, rather than designing a unique papercraft, I decided to use a paper toy blank. In this case, Walter from coriandr.com.
I was in a bit of a rush today (lots of work to do tonight), so I cut a few corners (literally, my paper cutting was pretty rough). I think that it turned out alright though. The important thing is that it got done. 🙂
So here is potato Walter. Let’s call him Ponder. He’s pondering where he came from:
And wonders if it has anything to do with this potato corpse. Little does he know… that potato died so that he could live!
I’m not sure that I would ever choose potato as a medium, but it was interesting to do some print-making again. Top tips:
- Use ink, not finger paints (see gallery below, it really didn’t work!)
- Don’t use too much ink. Blot most of it off and then do the final print to ensure softer colours and a less bleed.