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Topic: Cheap silk screening, first attempt, gone wrong. Poor Oscar Wilde.  (Read 3002 times)
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myclouds
« on: August 03, 2006 12:17:53 PM »

Wow. I was so pumped to try the cheap screen printing http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html, because I'm on a budget. But it just went wrong. These photos are AFTER I touched the paint up by hand. Excuse the quality, they were taken on my phone. I was going to put words on the shirt also. Maybe I will just try it again...touch up the creen, I dunno. There was no enough paint in some areas when I lifted the screen. Any tips?



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myclouds
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 12:23:27 PM »

Well these pictures don't look as bad as it turned out  Huh They make it look better... but its not Sad wahhhh
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 12:25:26 PM »

how exactly did you do the screen?
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myclouds
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 01:44:12 PM »

how exactly did you do the screen?

I used some fabric, don't remember what its called, it frays easily and is like a very fine tulle. I traced the picture on it, then put Mod Podge on the parts where I didn't want the paint to go though.
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mackymoo
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006 04:15:47 PM »

You have to really make sure the paint gets through the screen. Go over it a couple times. One of the shirts I made came out a little splotchy but I was able to touch it up with a paintbrush and now it looks okay. Sorry this probably wasn't that helpful. But after doing a couple, I could tell when the paint actually went through the screen onto the shirt, and when it didn't.
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mangomango
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006 10:24:02 AM »

is it tedious to put to mod podge over the parts that you didn't want the paint to go through?
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leentje
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006 09:55:04 AM »

yay I did my first couple of screens today too!
I think you do need a squigy, or anything else that can push your paint down through the screen and onto and into your shirt, because just painting with a brush on my screen didnt make my paint really transfer. I would try any rubbery pan-scraper orso?

I should post a pic of my screen now I know, but havent made any pics! x L
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thatmusicjunkie
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006 02:43:31 PM »

yay I did my first couple of screens today too!
I think you do need a squigy, or anything else that can push your paint down through the screen and onto and into your shirt, because just painting with a brush on my screen didnt make my paint really transfer. I would try any rubbery pan-scraper orso?

I should post a pic of my screen now I know, but havent made any pics! x L

A cheap way to make a squeegy is to fold a long rectangle piece of cardboard in half [making a thinker rectangle] and tape off the bottom of it. It actually becomes a disposable squeegy, but can be used for several items at a time.

yay for my first crafter post!
I've been a lurker for years, but never had much to say.
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