Homespooled

 
In a previous post, I showed you how to make stamps using potatoes.  Now I'm going to show you how to use that technique and incorporate into a piece of art.  We are going to make this owl painting:

 
 
When I was a kid, my mom bought me a series of craft books that each had their own theme.  One of them was all about crafts made with stuff from the kitchen.  In it was the idea of making stamps out of potatoes, carrots, turnips, parsnips, even citrus fruits, that you would use to apply paint to a project.  I've tried a few of these out and the potato is by far my favourite.  Its surface is large enough to get the details right on simple designs, and it's much easier to carve into than a carrot, parsnip or turnip.

The idea is to cut the potato in half and carve out a desired shape, dip it in paint, then go to town:

 

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