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« on: December 29, 2008 03:12:40 PM »

I'm using screen filler for the first time. (no drawing fluid) How thick does it need to be? I'm afraid of not making it thick enough and ink seeping through. Is this a valid concern? I'm mainly concerned about the detailed areas in which I lightly painted it on. Thanks for the help! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 06:53:12 AM »

If you use one of those sponge brushes it should go on thick enough. But generally it should be opaque without making drips.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 12:41:07 PM »

I just started screen printing and used screen filler for my first screen. I didn't apply it very thickly. I used a normal hair paint brush and just painted over the screen normally..Some areas were much darker than others, but even the very light (pinkish) areas of my screen didn't let any ink through. My design was also quite detailed on some spots, so I don't think you have anything to worry about! Have fun!

PS- if you're still unsure, do a test run on paper to see if anything leaks out!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 12:58:40 PM »

If you use one of those sponge brushes it should go on thick enough. But generally it should be opaque without making drips.
I have a free ebook on my blog that you can download and it gives you a full photo tutorial of all kinds of screen printed things- and a tutorial on screen filler and drawing fluid- Hope it helps.
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