Potato Printing

The hubby needed a travel bag for his various toiletries for when he goes out of town.  I wanted it to be sorta manly, for the rugged and tough kind of guy that he is.  So I stood in front of my my fabric stash and not a single piece would work for this.  Apparently I don’t collect masculine looking fabric, except for a few solid pieces in gray, blue and black.   But, a solid seemed to plain and boring. THEN, I got the idea for making my own masculine fabric.  I pulled out my Lotta Prints and from there knew exactly where I would go with this.

Potato printing isn’t just for kids anymore.  Oh no, it’s way more fun as an adult and it worked out fabulously.

I made a very simple design onto the potato using my linoleum cutters. Then I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, mixing my own navy blue color, used a sponge to appy the paint to the potato and did a few practice tries on paper. I am really surprised with the results and the hubby loves his new travel pouch.

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17 Responses to Potato Printing

  1. Kirsten W says:

    It looks fantastic! Great shape!

  2. Melanie says:

    That is awesome! Good manly prints are hard to come by – making your own is a GREAT idea. :-)

  3. carolyn says:

    it’s so awesome. I want to try this!!!

  4. upstatelisa says:

    wow! I love the look! great idea! what are linoleum cutters? are they dangerous?

  5. Mindy Said says:

    The bag turned out great! I love the colors.

  6. Taryn says:

    That turned out great!!

  7. Regina says:

    Lovely! Is that a vintage sheet piece for the lining???

  8. Pasha Plum says:

    whoo hoo ! you are famous on Craft! congratulations! Nice job too on the bag.

  9. Bec says:

    That’s lovely (is that the right word for a manly bag? lol ). Great choice of colours and shapes.

  10. adrienne says:

    this bag turned out awesome! do you know where I can find a pattern for this type of bag? anyone?

  11. Dragana says:

    This looks great! Very creative! I love it! :)

  12. raesha says:

    This bag turned out gorgeous…or….should I say handsome, since it is for a boy:) LOVE IT!

  13. Bellgirl says:

    This looks marvellous! i like your print designs. I’ve been making wrapping paper with similar prints, although I use a sweet potato/yam because it’s less wet.

  14. flossy-p says:

    This is so great! Well done!!! :)

  15. selen says:

    süper olmu? eme?inize sa?l?k

  16. JBH says:

    Lotta Prints is a great book! Love it! Great job on the potato printing.

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