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« on: March 23, 2008 10:12:55 AM »

Hello!

First off, I love craftster!  It so inspirational!

I've had a lot of fun making fake screen-printing. I say fake because I don't use the photo-emulsion.  But I do use silk screen.  There are some great online tutorials for this, such as this one:

http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html

The basic idea is this - print out an image you want to screen print (from a photo you turn into back / white for high contrast, or letters, basically I print it 'cause I can't freehand things).  Then you put some silk screen into a plastic embroidery hoop.  You tape the paper to the screen and trace the image with a pen onto the silk screen.  Then remove the paper part.  Now you very carefully paint water-resistent glue (Mod-Podge) everywhere you don't want the ink to go.  Once that's tried, you then put it over the shirt you want to screen print (put paper under the fabric so it doesn't soak through to the back.  Then I typically gently brush on the ink (I used Speedball fabric screen printing ink).  Then I firmly press the ink through the a firm spatula in one left-to-right stroke.  Then you're done!  Rinse off the silk screen promptly and you can use it over many times.  The ink has to be ironed to be set.

The last shirt I did some simple embroidery around.  I didn't use interfacing on the back, but next time I will because shirts have too much give!

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 10:19:42 AM »

thats is so awesome thanks for all the info!i have been starting my first silk screens and it has not been easy for me,if i can get great results with this and not have to labour for hours making it perfect then i'm all on it! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 10:35:31 AM »

I absolutely LOVE the green super natural bird shirt. I would wear this!!

Thank you so much for the tutorial on how to do this. I definitely want to give this craft a try!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 10:51:42 AM »

Thats a pretty cool technique.  I didn't know that mod podge could be used in silk screening.  thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 11:15:43 AM »

I like doing stencils with modpodge!  Grin Yours look great.  I think the super natural one is my favorite.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 03:01:45 PM »

thanks for the tut...

where do you get the silk screen you put into the loop?
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 04:57:12 PM »

SUPER AMAZING,,,Never knew there was a way to do this at home!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 06:58:11 PM »

Oh man!  That looks really easy!  I so much want to try silk screening but have been chicken!  This looks like something I can do! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008 05:25:02 PM »

This type of screen printing is super-fast and easy to do.
I got the silk screen from a local art store, but you might be able to find some at a fabric store.  I've heard of people using cheese-cloth, but I don't think it would wash as clean as silk screen.  I got the plastic embroidery hoops at JoAnn Fabrics.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008 07:30:09 PM »

Thank you so much for this!  The shirts look great and the technique seems like way too much fun!  I'm bookmarking this for future reference.
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