For our Welcome Bags I had a vision of a stamped “E” on a Kraft Bag. I searched the internet high and low and couldn’t find a stamp large enough to make an impact on the bags.
Step 1. Print off the “E”. Using our font – Bembo – I printed off a bunch of different sizes. I settled on one I thought would look substantial on the bags.
Step 2. Using Scissors, cut the “E” out of the paper to make it into a stencil.
Step 3. Make a cut horizontally about 1/3 of the way into the potato – large enough that it would fit your stencil.
Step 4. Flip the stencil around so that it is mirror imaged.
Step 5. Use something sharp with a pointed end (pen, skewer, or anything else you feel comfortable with) to trace the stencil to make an outline of what you need. Remove the stencil.
Step 6. Use a knife to cut out the negative space of the stencil. Clean it up and it’s ready to go!
Use the Stencil:
-Paint the stencil and press onto the item you’d like to paint (making sure the stencil is positioned correctly).
-Repeat as many times as needed
– Russet Potato
– Paint Brush
This is a great project to make with kids (depending on their age would obviously impact how much they can help with making the stamp).
Have you made a potato stamp before?