DIY Potato Stamp Tees
Not only are potatoes great on your dinner table but they are also excellent craft tools. One of my favorite ways to use a potato is as a stamp. Its porous nature and ability to be easily cut into a variety of shapes, makes it ideal.
For this simple, modern potato stamp tee, you will need only a few supplies. If you don’t have some already, you will need to get some multi-surface paint, but believe me, it will get good use and be a craft staple for you, if it isn’t already. I personally like Martha Stewart’s multi-surface metallic craft paints. Next, find a worn out tee in your closet that is in need of some TLC. My old white tee above was perfect. Cut out a shape in your potato that you would like to stamp—you can also just simply make random cuts in the potato for a unique pattern look. Then, dab the potato in the paint, press quickly on a sheet of paper to dab off any excess paint and then quickly stamp down on the tee, without moving the stamp right or left so as to avoid smudges.
I used a piece of glass under the tee as I was stamping but you can also use cardboard or a stiff magazine. The stamps do not have to be perfect—in fact, the tee looks better if the stamps have some variation, which makes the art more interesting.
I am particularly liking gold and metallics right now so I decided to do light and dark gold squares that reminded me of confetti. However, the sky is the limit in terms of patterns and colors. Also, keep this technique in mind for stationary, gift wrapping, a plain canvas bag, a scarf and more!
(All photos & gif by Explore*Handmade)