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How To Make Your Own Potato Stamp Wrapping Paper

POTATO STAMP WRAPPING PAPER from our 2020 Home for the Holidays special edition! – Turn simply white paper into chic, custom wrapping paper! Using a knife cut a potato in half width ways to create two circles. Then cut the design into the flat surface. Remember that you will be printing the design that is left on the design, and the areas removed will be negative space. Pour a small amount of Chalk Paint® in your desired colors onto a MixMat (be careful not to mix these together). Place the potato print into Chalk Paint® to load it with paint, dab it off on the MixMat so as to not overload the paper with paint. Clean your potato between turns, or concentrate on one color, leaving a space to go in with the other.

WALLS: Chalk Paint® in Athenian Black; FIREPLACE: Athenian Black and Pure mix, Clear Wax; BAR CART: Athenian Black, Emperor’s Silk and Clear Wax; MAKES: Potato print gift wrap in Pure, Barcelona Orange, Primer Red, English Yellow, Antibes Green, Giverny and Napoleonic Blue; Polystyrene balls in Napoleonic Blue and Barcelona Orange; Photos by ©Annie Sloan Interiors,


Potato stamping can be used to customize other decor items as well! In this space, featured in our Holiday 2020 Special Edition, a brown paper becomes decorative wrapping paper and a matching table runner using the same Chalk Paint® technique!

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