Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Seasonal Crafts from the trusty ol' Farmer's Almanac!

Here's how to make homemade note cards using potatoes; you can also make journal or book covers, checkbook covers, and wrapping paper!

Potato Art

In these days of e-mail, faxes, and texting, communication may be instant, but not necessarily thoughtful. These potato-printed cards are easy and fun, and something that the children can do with you, too.

First, you'll need a few potatoes, white or colored note-card paper, and paint (poster paint, acrylic paint, or water-based inks).

Cut a large, clean potato in half. Put one half in a plastic bag while you work on the other half.
Dry the surface with a paper towel then use a paring knife to cut out a relief design, cutting down about 1/4 inch (try heart shapes for Valentines). Dry off any excess moisture.
Dip the potato in a shallow dish of the paint. Test the design on a piece of paper before printing on your cards.
Try using different designs and colors on the same card.
A potato stamp can be kept for several days wrapped in plastic and refrigerated.

Text borrowed from F.A. I love that website!


In the Light of the Moon said...

Cool idea...but where are your samples..heehee.Hugs,Cat

Donna K said...

Good thing they invented stamps!!

Chatty Crone said...

Pictures girl pictures! lol sandie

Ms Sparrow said...

There are so many more delicious things to do with a potato--let me count the ways...baked, scalloped, mashed, fried, French fried, roasted,
scalloped and then there's hash browns, tater tots, latkes, potato salad, potato soup...
I think I better go have some breakfast!

ocmist said...

I remember making these in school when I was a kid. They were a lot of fun! I'll bet my grandkids would like to try this! Thanks for reminding me.

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