October 5, 2009

Idea #66

#66. Experiment with simple printmaking. (i.e. monoprint, photocopy, stamping, potato printing, lino, eraser.)


You want me to do what?

Potato Printing

First, get a potato. While you are cooking, perhaps chopping other potatoes, cut a design into a potato.
That was not as hard as I initially thought. My knife isn't the best knife, but it worked.

Next, pick your paper or paint your paper.

Then, stamp, stamp, stamp!
I used acrylic paint, and applied it with a brush onto the potato.

You can do it over and over, and even embellish the fish.
I prefer the simple fish print. There is a reason I went with fish and a reason I went with the potato... More about that later.

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