This is a really fun DIY home art project for a wall grouping of pyramid art paintings. This project is easy to make and can be done in under a day. No one is even gonna believe that you made this yourself with of all things a potato. Potato stamping has been around for quite some time now, I just always thought it was for kids painting. I never thought you could make art for your home using a potato stamp. If you are in need of any supplies for this project you can almost always find what you need at great prices in my store. Have fun!
- 2 white canvases on 11 7⁄8″ x 23 5⁄8″ (30 x 60 cm) stretcher frames
- 1 white canvas on 23 5⁄8″ x 23 5⁄8″ (60 x 60 cm) stretcher frame
- 1 No. 14 to 24 large brush
- 1 No. 8 or 10 small flat brush
- Acrylic paints: indigo and white
- 1 tube of acrylic binder
- 1 potato
- 1 craft knife (or 1 small kitchen knife)
- Hand Stamp: Using the craft knife or a small kitchen knife, cut a triangle out of a peeled potato to make a hand-stamp, with a “handle” to hold on to.
- Painting: 30 minutes / Drying Time: 1 hour: Paint the background of each canvas with indigo paint and the large brush. Dilute the paint a little with acrylic binder so that the paint adheres better to the canvas. Let dry. Don’t try to make the background paint totally uniform. You’ll find that slight color variations will enliven the design and break up the overall geo-metric effect. To make the first row of triangles, apply a little paint to the stamp with the small brush to obtain an even result. For a stronger color effect, dip the stamp directly into the paint and apply it to the canvas.
3. Painting: 1 hour / Drying Time: 1 hour: Continue to add rows of triangles to the canvas one above the other, alternating the density of the white paint. For a true pyramid effect, each white triangle should have a corresponding inverted blue triangle above it; follow the pattern as shown.