2.03.2014

Screenprinting

I've wanted to learn how to screen print for quite some time. For Christmas, my brother and sister-in-law gave me all the supplies I would need to screen print. I haven't found time to try it out until today,  but mainly because I didn't know what image to screen print. I just decided to do a test run with a design of different shapes. I followed this tutorial and I got some different notes from this tutorial as well. Speedball's website has a lot of great information if you want to read up on screen printing.

Supplies used: Screen, Drawing fluid, screen filler, squeegee, Screen printing ink, and lots of paper towels.

*I'm pretty sure all of these supplies were purchased at hobby lobby, but can also be ordered from Dick Blick or Amazon.



 Screen printing is such a satisfying (and addicting) craft. There is still SO much I need to learn about with screen printing, but today was a great start to the whole process. Do you have any tips?

13 comments:

  1. SO fun! You did a great job. I love screen printing!

    xo,Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  2. i love this pattern! i learned how to screen print in high school & became obsessed too. my favorite was using real photos printed on a transparency [i think the technical term is photo emulsion??] it was cool to play around with! yours are looking great though!

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    1. That's what I want to try next! I need a few more supplies and a little more confidence because I'm a little intimidated by the process.

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  3. Ah, so cool! I am obsessed with screen printing - although I haven't been able to do it since I left high school. Love your first project, great job!

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  4. so great! i've been toying with taking a screen printing class. this might be the kick i need! looks fun and, yes, addictive.

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  5. That looks so amazing!! One of a kind t-shirt??

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  6. Great job! can I give you a tip? protect the edges of your board with adhesive tape - in the inside of it. That will protect the wood frame from paint stains and some strong movement you might have against it.

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    1. Thanks so much! I read that somewhere but got so caught up in excitement I didn't do that the first time.

      I'll definitely add tape next time:)

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  7. I love your design! I took a fibers class in college and we were able to make so many fun fabrics. I would definitely recommend "A Field Guide to Fabric Design" by Kim Kight--I bought it last summer and have only skimmed parts of it, but it has tons of great information and super cute patterns and inspiration. Can't wait to see what else you come up with! Also, if you need something to clean your screen, I that white powder stuff that came in a green cylindrical can (I cant think of the name right now.) it works pretty well!

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    1. I will definitely check out that book! Thanks for the recommendation. I will hopefully be trying out new textiles and prints soon, I'll be sure to post them!

      I have a speedball cleaner for my screen, but I'll try the white powder you are talking about if this doesn't work well:)

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  8. This is awesome! I've taken printmaking, but we never dived into screenprinting. Which is a bummer, because it's by far the most practical printmaking technique. I'm planning on buying some screenprinting supplies for my boyfriend as a surprise gift soon.... maybe we could do a little swap? :)

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    1. Now I really want to try printmaking! I bet your boyfriend will love his surprise gift!

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  9. this looks amazing! i've never tried it before - but you've got me really wanting to!

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