DIY Decorating Pyramid Painting

Hand Stamp A Geometric Print

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!

Materials:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

    potato stamp painting

    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.

    potato stamping

     

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2 comments on “DIY Decorating Pyramid Painting
  1. Dee says:

    Wow..I like how the potatoes were used here. When I first saw the picture I thought of makeup sponge. But this would definitely give it a good image by using the starch content of potatoes – each print will be slightly different. I am big into DIYs. I just started a new travel blog but I plan to include 2 other topics I love- DIYs and Fashion. Hope you like the DIYs I tried from pinterest. Available at: http://yamkantravel.blogspot.com/

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