{week 1} potato printing

Oh my, I can’t believe I’m doing this. A whole new year of 52 crafts in 52 weeks! But I have lots of you coming along for the ride which means a lot – hopefully all your names are over there on the right of the page. If yours is missing just leave me a comment and I’ll fix it. Just as soon as I get over the palpitations caused by sharing a video with my actual voice in it. I sound about 12, seriously.

Craft tutorial: potato printing from Christine Evans on Vimeo.

This is my first ever craft video. In fact it’s my first ever video full-stop so be gentle. I hope you enjoy it as despite the anxiety at my child-like voice I did enjoy making it. There may be more. One day.

Potato printing

Week 1 - finshed potato-printed wrapping paper

So, have you tried potato printing this week? Or any other printing methods? Remember, printing is the theme for the whole month and you can choose any method at all – and take part every week or just once in the month. Share your projects in the comments here, on Twitter (using the hashtag #52crafts52weeks), on Facebook or Flickr.

I can’t wait to see all your projects. Happy crafting x

Flasback: Week 1 in year 1 was all about Quilling.

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17 Responses to “{week 1} potato printing”


  1. 1 Panya July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Oh hush, your voice is cute! I’ll participate as much as I can. I’m awfully busy craft-wise though — right now I’m hand-sewing a blanket for my nephew’s birthday in a couple of weeks, and participating in a crochet-along making a gorgeous shawl. Plus I have a few WIPs [works-in-progress] lying around, and a few projects I’ve yet to start. I’m busier now than when I had a job! ;-)

  2. 3 perches July 2, 2011 at 1:11 am

    How fun! I’d love to sign up for this :)

  3. 5 creadientje July 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I like it! Didn’t need a tutorial, but it was nice to watch!
    I hope to find some time this week, I had de same idea you did :-D

  4. 7 wendy July 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’m at work so can’t watch right now, but I’ll come back later to see. I wasn’t going to participate this week as I’m also really busy, but I love the idea of making wrapping paper…

  5. 9 Shawn Schumacher July 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I have done potato printing before, but I think I will go get my lino cutter and paint from school to make some wrapping paper with my son for a gift for his auntie! Keep up the craft tutorials. Loved the video.

  6. 11 Shawn Schumacher July 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    http://creativeinspiraciones.blogspot.com/2011/07/52-crafts-in-52-weeks-week-one.html

    We did it!

    Screen Printing looks a little labour intensive… and a lot of supplies we do not have.

    • 12 Christine July 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Well done! I love the stars. Looks like you both had loads of fun.
      I’ve got some tutorials I can link you to later that might help with the screenprinting. I’ll keep you posted.

  7. 13 Panya July 26, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Received the package this weekend! My brother’s kids were over when I opened it, and they were super excited. Especially about the origami cranes — there was one for each — they played with them for quite a while, and my older nephew asked me to show him how to do origami [I happen to have a kit to make origami insects, so that got pulled out immediately]. My niece LOVES decorating the house with anything she can, and she adored the garland, draping it straight away “to decowate fo’ when Gwamma Kaffy come home!” I used the opportunity to get the globe to show them how far the package travelled, and demonstrated how it came all the way over the ocean — my older nephew said, “Or it could go this way [east, over Europe & Asia] all the way around and it wouldn’t have to go over the ocean!” ;-) The baby loved the bird too. So all in all, it was warmly received — everything is lovely, I can’t thank you enough. (((((HUGS)))))


  1. 1 Gorgeous potato printing inspiration « 52 crafts in 52 weeks Trackback on July 3, 2011 at 9:59 am
  2. 2 {week 2} screen printing « 52 crafts in 52 weeks Trackback on July 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm
  3. 3 {week 4} mono printing « 52 crafts in 52 weeks Trackback on July 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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