Tuesday, March 3, 2009

printing with potatoes

i spent all of this past sunday doing laundry and printing more polka dot linen towels in every color imaginable: cherry red, baby blue, hot pink, pepto bismol pink, persimmon, mint, and grassy greens to name a few. if you're interested, you can always place a custom order with me for a particular color to match your own kitchen!

I use a stamp carved into a potato for my polka dots, quite a simple technique but it works beautifully. This can be a fun project to do with kids as well—just skip the fabric paint and use paper with a kid friendly paint that won't stain clothes and walls. Soon I will have to show you the new linoblock stamps i am carving though which I'm anxious to start experimenting with.

and on a completely unrelated note, tomorrow is my birthday! i just can't help getting excited about birthdays—some think they are mostly for kids, but if that's true than i guess I am always going to be immature :)


Mike said...

Looks like fun, and Happy Birthday!!!

cabin + cub said...

happy birthday (a bit belated!)

Melina and Denise said...

Happy Birthday (also a bit late). And is anything funner than potato printing?? :)

geschichtenvonkat said...

thank you all for your birthday greetings, so sweet!