Potato print has become my new obsession. It’s easy to do and a lot more versatile than I first thought. After printing this flamingo bag and our festive pets stocking, I decided to add some stamping to some plain white baby grows for my smallest Little Button.
You will need:
- Plain white baby grow
- Fabric paint in green and black
- Sharp knife
- Wooden skewer
- Sheet of newspaper
- Piece of scrap fabric
1. Begin by cutting your potato in half to create the stamp. Draw the image you want for your stamp on a sheet of paper as a template. You can print an image or trace one, just as long as it is a simple silhouette and small enough to fit your potato. Cut the image out.
2. Place the picture on the cut side of the potato. Use a sharp pencil to draw around it, pressing down slightly to leave a groove. Remove the image, then use a knife to gently cut around the grooves to a thickness of about 5mm. Slice away the potato surrounding the image.
3. Paint the stamp with fabric paint using a paintbrush. Test the stamp on a piece of scrap fabric first to check you are happy with how it comes out.
4. Place a sheet of folded newspaper into the baby grow to prevent paint seeping through to the other side. Then gently press the stamp on the baby grow. Print them randomly across one side of the fabric. Touch up any gaps or mistakes with a paintbrush. Leave to dry and repeat on the other side.
5. Once dry, add small black spikes to the cacti. I added a cheeky little face on the cactus on the bottom part of the baby grow.
Look at those baby rolls!
I also made a smiley watermelon print for my Little Button’s little friend. For the potato stamp, cut a triangle with a curved top (see the photo for reference). Stamp using pink fabric paint and add a green strip at the top. I then added black lines and faces on a few of the watermelons using the end of a wooden skewer.
~ Laura xx ~