Potato stamps and stamps

The punching technique always causes real delight in young children, who with great pleasure immerse their stamps in different shades of colors and make prints on paper. To create stamps it is not necessary to use hard-to-reach and often expensive materials. You can make them from well-made tools - even from potatoes.

Potato stamps are convenient because they are easy to shape into any shape.

Their surface is very poor in paint and can be washed with of necessity. And the prints obtained with the help of such devices are distinguished by the clarity of the lines. Therefore, seals and stamps from potatoes are very popular.

 Potato stamps and stamps

Potato stamps and stamps

Before how to make a print of potatoes, think over its form in advance.

 Potato

Potato

Then cut the potato in half and, armed with a stationery knife, apply the desired contours to the surface of the vegetable .You can use a paper template with a ready-made pattern for this - for example, a fragment of an old children's coloring. You can also draw the contours of the stamp on the surface of the potato with a colored pencil or felt-tip pen.

It only remains to remove the flesh of the potato beyond the boundaries of the picture - and it turns out a real stamp.

Cutting the contour of the print

You can even make a handle on the stamp, just by removing the extra part of the potato.

Cut the handle

Vyre loan handle

 Pen print

Pen print

 Fish and asterisk from potatoes Fish and asterisk from potatoes

To make it simple enough to use such stamps from potatoes, pour the paint into flat containers with a rather wide neck. You can apply paint to the palette, but it will spread. Punching pads are very convenient in application, which are easy to make from a dish sponge, soaking it with gouache diluted with water.


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