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December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz

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The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

My little guys love to make art, especially if you can wear it!  Me too!  Here’s an easy one.  I started with a cotton t-shirt and some spray fabric dye and then did the stamping.  The pure joy of creating is a gift I give myself as often as possible.  Carving is one of my favorite things to do!

Potato Stamping 1 300x249 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 1.       I made three loosely gathered spots on the shirt that I wrapped with rubber bands.
Potato Stamping 2a 300x238 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 2.       I sprayed the gathers with the fabric dye, saturating the best I could.
Potato Stamping 2b 300x281 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz Then turned it over and saturated the back.  I heat set the colors.  Be sure to follow the directions on your fabric dye to set the colors.
Potato Stamping 2c 300x274 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz When the shirt was dry, I removed the rubber bands.
Potato Stamping 3 265x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 3.       This is where the fun starts!  You’ll need:

1 potato

A craft knife

A tool to dig with (I used a sculpture tool)

Cookie cutters

Fabric paint

Paper towels

A paper plate

Potato Stamping 4 300x221 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 4.       Cut the potato in half and set one half on the sharp side of the cookie cutter and push down.
Potato Stamping 5 277x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 5.       Carefully cut away some of the potato around the cookie cutter with the craft knife.
Potato Stamping 6a 248x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 6.       If you want to carve detail into the shape you can do it with the cookie cutter still in place, or remove it, like I’ve done here.  Remove the excess potato bits carefully.
Potato Stamping 6b 237x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz That’s right, the peace sign is back, Baby!
Potato Stamping 7 300x225 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 7.       I free handed this one with the sculpture tool.  It’s a looser, more primitive look.  That’s what I like!
Potato Stamping 8 300x280 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 8.       Put a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt.  Pour a small amount of paint (do the lighter paint first) on the paper plate.  I spread it around with my finger, because you don’t want the paint to fill up the negative spaces in the design.  Always test the stamp on a paper towel first.
Potato Stamping 9a 300x262 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 9.       Stamp away!
Potato Stamping 9b 217x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz If you have paint left, stamp some paper!
Potato Stamping 10 231x300 December Creative Play Day 6: Potato Stamping by Candace Jedrowicz 10.   Let the paint dry and follow the fabric paint directions to set it.  And you have got yourself one dandy little t-shirt, my friend!
About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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