DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART IV

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking with potatoes is a fairly easy technique especially if you chose a motive like a triangle or rectangle. Geometric motives are easy to cut with the knife and therefore the perfect to start your printmaking project. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Triangles – Step by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART III

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

The beauty of printmaking is that it does not required advanced painting skills. You only need to apply an easy technique like “potato printing”. I first applied this method, when I was in kindergarten preparing presents for my parents. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Potato Printmaking step by step- Cloud with raindrops

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking – Clouds with raindrops

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DIY PRINTMAKING IDEAS – Potato print

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART II

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Summer is a state of mind. Share your positive vibes with a friend by sending him a palm postcard. I made this DIY card with an easy printmaking technique: potato printing. You just need a potato and a knife. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspirational pins on Pinterest about printmaking techniques and some nice little things that helps to to bring summer to your home.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Step by step – Palm leaves

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes – Palm leaves

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART I

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking is one of the easiest ways to make creative, abstract paintings without being an excellent drawer. I successfully tested two printmaking techniques, linoleum prints and “random items” (links). Today I am going to use a simple potato and a knife to print a postcard. I used to do this before as a little child, when I wanted to prepare some birthday presents for my parents. This only demonstrates how easy this printmaking technique is. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard for potato printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

Dawanda – Diamond stamp

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Steb by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmakting with Potatoes – Diamond

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #2 RANDOM ITEMS Part II

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? As I already mentioned, I wouldn’t consider myself as a talented drawer. But that does not mean that I am not creative and not able to make beautiful paintings. It is all about the right technique: the second Printmaking-technique that I would like to introduce to you is called “random items”. So get creative and search some random things at your home that you can use for making your unique prints.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard and some pictures of items that can be used for printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyCardboard: 0,35€ per piece = 0,35€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,38€ per paint

Money Greek Yoghurt cup (after you ate your Greek Yoghurt :-))

Total cost per fan = 0,73€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Cardboard

modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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Zeit 40 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking techniques – #2Random items

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? As I already mentioned, I wouldn’t consider myself as a talented drawer. But that does not mean that I am not creative and not able to make beautiful paintings. It is all about the right technique: the second Printmaking-technique that I would like to introduce to you is called “random items”. So get creative and search some random things at your home that you can use for making your unique prints.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard and some pictures of items that can be used for printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyCardboard: 0,35€ per piece = 0,35€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,38€ per paint

Money Greek Yoghurt cup (after you ate your Greek Yoghurt :-))

Total cost per fan = 0,73€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Cardboard

modulor – Acrylic Paint


3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Random items

Zeit 40 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking – Random items

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DIY Printmaking – Random items

DIY Printmaking techniques – #1 Linoleum prints

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? In the next three blog posts I would like to introduce three printmaking techniques to you that makes your drawing skills irrelevant. I wouldn’t consider myself as a good drawer. It takes me a while to come to a drawing-result that is satisfying my expectations. I really envy the artists, who make a perfect drawing in three minutes. But with printmaking techniques you and I can be as fast as a professional drawer.

The first technique that I would like to show you is “Linoleum Printing”:

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum

I already published a DIY step by step guide on this:BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY FLAMINGO PRINT.

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum step by step

What I really love about linoleum-prints is that you can create a lasting stamp that you can use whenever you feel like it. Just follow the seven steps below to get the best results:

  1. Find a nice motive on Google pictures.
  2. Print a motive with clear contours (e.g. black-and-white pictures).
  3. Cut out the motive.
  4. Use double-sided tape to attach the motive to the linoleum block.
  5. Cut along the motive with a linoleum cutting tool.
  6. Remove the outer linoleum layers and the motive.
  7. Attach a small handle on the backside of the linoleum block (e.g. a piece of wood).

Are you excited to create your own linoleum-stamp now?  Below you can find all required materials:

search v2 Where to find: 

Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

 

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DIY PRINTMAKING – Linoleum print Flamingo

Please share your experiences with me in the comments section:

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #6 DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting

3D Painting, Allgemein, Paintings, SUMMER

“I SCREAM, you SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!”

There is no real way around ice cream in the summer season. So if you want to come into the ultimate summer mood, ice cream must be a part of your home décor. In the sixth DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome I provide an easy step by step instruction for a 3D Ice Cream Painting.

If you also scream for ice cream, you can find some refreshing inspirations on my summer mood-board on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,18€ / 226 cm per 3D painting

Wafer: 5 x 15 cm / 4 x 3 cm

Scoop: 3 x ( 5 x 5 cm / 10 x 3cm)

MoneyHot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,17€ per 3D painting (1/3 piece)

Money Nylon thread: 1,70€ / 50m = 0,09€ / ~2,5m per 3D painting

MoneyCanvas 24 x 30 cm = 2,98€ per 3D painting

Total 3D painting: 3,42€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

modulor – Nylon thread

modulor – Canvas

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting – Step by Step instructions

Zeit 150 minutes

4. Results

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DIY 3D Ice CREAM Painting – #bringsummertoyourhome

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DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting – #bringsummertoyourhome

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY Flamingo Print

Allgemein, Organic Paintings, Paintings, SUMMER

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons”

If you want something special for your home, you may like the fifth DIY project in my small summer series to #bringsummertoyourhome. This DIY Flamingo Print is an eye-catcher and really stands out in your living room. Using a stamp brings a high number of flexibility to you. Follow the easy step by step instructions to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On my summer mood-board on Pinterest you can find an “outstanding” flamingo poster as well as a really nice DIY Paper Flamingo.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyLinoleum block: 1,70€ / block = 1,70€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 12,20€ / 10 tubes = 0,41€ per print

MoneyCardboard: 0,30€ / paper = 0,30€ per print

Total cost per print = 2,41€

search v2 Where to find: 

Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Flamingo Print – Step by step instructions

Zeit 180 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Flamingo Print

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DIY Flamingo Print

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #2 Wall tattoo Golden Pineapple

Allgemein, Paintings, SUMMER, Wall Tattoo

“Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside!”

This nice quote takes us to the second DIY-project in order to #bringsummertoyourhome. The pineapple is the ultimate summer fruit and always reminds me of sunny days in my childhood. I love the shape of the fruit and have a real crush on pineapple décor. In this blog post you can find an easy step by step guide to make a pineapple wall tattoo with the help of masking tape.

  1. Source of inspiration

In my summer mood-board on Pinterest I collected several pineapple décor ideas. Furthermore, I found a white handmade pillow with a golden pineapple on it.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyKamoi kakoshi Masking Tape: 1,96€ / 10m = ~0,40 per wall tattoo

Total cost per wall tattoo = ~0,40€

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Masking tape gift box Kamoi Paper

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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DIY step by step instruction – Wall Tattoo Pineapple

Zeit 90 minutes

  1. Results
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DIY Wall Tattoo Golden Pineapple

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DIY Wall Tattoo Golden Pineapple

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome