In the early aughts, when I worked in London as marketing manager for iVillage UK, our ad agency was a hopelessly trendy firm called Farm. Jay, the creative director, was a genius at fonts. He had actually invented a font that drew its inspiration from letters stenciled out of potatoes.
Today Ace and I happened upon one of the most fun crafts ever making, you guessed it, stencils from potatoes. I’ve documented it here in case you want to try. It’s rare that something would capture his imagination and mine for over 20 minutes, but that’s what potato art did. Many thanks for the wonderful Lyn at Codman Farms!
Step 1: take a stencil and bore it into a half of a raw potato.
Step 2: use a paring knife to cut about 1/2 inch away from the potato, leaving the stencil rising out, like a bas relief stamp.
Thank you for indulging my inner Pinterest-crafty wannabe!