Day 16: Potato Print Cards

Day 16’s assignment was: “Make a unique print by cutting up a potato or sponge, and use it to stamp on a material of your choice. ”

If I had ever done a potato print, it’s been eons ago. So I decided to carve up the potato in a few simple shapes: heart & smiley faces (thanks to my sister who helped me with these ones).

Then I dug out some paint supplies and got to work making my own cards to send to friends.

For the background color I used a sponge. Then once the background dried, I added the potato stamp. Now this could be tricky because one jostling movement could ruin the entire card.

Out of the seven or so that I made these are my favorites:

Now... who will I send this to? 😛

This first one came about by accident when I didn’t space my hearts evenly enough. From there it was a matter of thinking how could I fix this problem and then deciding the last heart looks lonely. Since it was forever alone, it stood to reason he was in the friendzone.

For this next one I decided I wanted to have a lot of angry smilies and one happy smiley. Since my sister is a fan of saying “Don’t drink the haterade!” I thought it would be appropriate for this card.


I like the simplicity of this. No captions needed.

Written by Cali4beach

    • Thank you!

      For Christmas a few friends and I got each other Noah Scalin’s book “365: A Daily Creativity Journal” which gives out daily projects for a year! It’s a really fun book to use for inspiration and also to make cool, creative things! 🙂

      I was thinking about posting all the assignments from it on my blog, just so people could follow along. I do enjoy the book version though because it’s an easy way to see all your projects together at a glance!

      Also, consider the Haterade card yours! I need to find more people to mail art projects to, otherwise I will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of cards I have! 😛

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