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How to Make a Potato Block Print
Potato printing is a great affordable craft, and you can do so many things with it! You can print on notecards like I did, or make your own fabric, tote bags, journals, wrapping paper, or anything else you can think of.
Read on for instructions on how to make your very own potato print.
What to Do in Florence, Italy
I visited Florence five years ago, and fell in love with the city. It is the capital of the region of Tuscany and his home to beautiful Renaissance art and architecture, as well as various parks and gardens. It’s golden-colored buildings inspired the Florence print, with light reflecting off of the Arno River below.
What to Do in Cinque Terre, Italy
Our visit to the beautiful coastal town of Cinque Terre inspired a series of prints in a brand-new style!
The Canals of Burano, Italy Linocut Print
Burano is an island off the coast of Italy that is best known for two things: its colorful homes and intricate handmade lace work. The brightly colored buildings were the perfect inspiration for a print!
A Brand-New Venice Print
The beautiful city of Venice inspired the second new print in the City Streets series. The city was built on a lagoon, and consequently there are no streets or cars…people either walk or travel by boat.
Antoni Gaudí and the Barcelona Print
As those of you following me on Instagram know, I recently took a trip to Spain and Italy with my family, so I decided to make a print for the places we visited. Here’s the inspiration behind the first addition to the City Streets series: the Barcelona print!
Our Cut Paper Wedding Inspired by Tord Boontje
Our wedding was an awesome creative project, all to celebrate the day I married my very best friend! I even made some block printed invitations for the occasion.
How to Make a Block Print Part 2: Printing
Here’s how I make my prints using my carved rubber block. For instructions on how to carve the blocks, see Part 1.
How to Make a Block Print Part 1: Carving Your Block
If you’re looking for a fun Spring Break project, why not try making a linocut print? Here are instructions for how I make mine, with materials and photos included. Have fun!