Everyone can do potato prints, right?
I thought, seeing as I had a lovely photo book to wrap for our newlywed friends, that I would try and make a simple heart-shaped potato print for the paper I was using to wrap it. Let's just say that a) no, not everyone can do potato prints and b) a fingerless ape with the St. Vitus Dance and no eyes would have done a more successful job. I don't know what happened. I am tuber print impaired.
Let's take a gander:
It started with such good intentions. They're newlyweds, hearts are easy...sorted! Except then I wasn't sure what to do with the other half of the potato, so panic-carved a wonky cross. Just in case.
Holy hell, what is this? Glompy, patchy...what a mockery. I thought it might have something to do with the metallic ink, since I know they can sometimes be tricky for screen printing, but no. No. It turns out my ham-fisted self is just not capable of root-based veg imagery.
Let's try the back-up cro--KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
So in the end I just used some old Yellow Owl Workshop stamps I had knocking about and took the tail-between-my-legs option of stamping the paper, of which I thankfully had extra. This is the last time I even try to pretend I can do what kindergartners do. In the spirit of warts-n'-all blogging though, I thought I'd share my absolute ineptitude. It turns out I'm not amazing at everything. Hur.
More importantly is that later we are meeting the newlyweds to catch up and GIVE THEM THE WEDDING PHOTOS! This means that I can see if our friendship can survive their possible disappointment, and, finally post a few pics from the wedding here, too! Also of utmost importance is that the place we're meeting has really good food. Like, really good. Like, Ban-and-I-have-joined-a-gym-and-now-all-I-can-dream-about-it good food. I think after the potato print debacle I deserve a pudding, don't you?