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Boo_its_Brittany
« on: June 14, 2009 07:25:36 PM »


I watched the threadbanger episode on screenprinting and knew I had to do it.
I started off with a simple hello kitty for my first try.
I'm officially addicted and want to start another project already!


I took a white shirt and screenprinted eight hello kitty heads on it, then went in with neon fabric paint and colored each of the bows a different colors.
Its far from perfect but I love it.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009 08:29:46 PM »

I like that you didn't use her face, it just seems more mod without it for some reason. I love her neon bows! Did you use pantyhose or sheer curtain fabric? I did my first screenprint a couple weeks ago with pantyhose and I didn't get a perfectly smooth layer of paint.
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ysmeine
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009 09:26:48 PM »

I ued threadbangers tute on screen silk prints a well. I used some silk organza I had. I used regular acrylic paint and found a sponge brush worked best for me. What kind of paint did you use?

I do like your shirt. Do you plan to use the screen again? I keep hoping to use my unicorn again.
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Boo_its_Brittany
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009 03:51:20 PM »

I like that you didn't use her face, it just seems more mod without it for some reason. I love her neon bows! Did you use pantyhose or sheer curtain fabric? I did my first screenprint a couple weeks ago with pantyhose and I didn't get a perfectly smooth layer of paint.

Thanks Cheesy!
I used pantyhose.
I think that, along with the fact that I was rushing, made it look the way it did.
But I'm perfectly okay with it Cheesy!
Practice practice practice/trial and error I suppose.
(Btw I LOVE your icon <3! Yee Patrick :B!)


ysmeine:
I used screen printing ink I bought at michaels.
I was curious whether or not regular paint would work.
And thank you.
Yeah, I'll probably put it on a skirt or some jeans or something :]!
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kattiecometrue
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010 10:00:39 PM »

I use this technique all the time! t-shirts, patches, stickers.
I refuse to use pantie hose, it's just too stretchy.
I use acrylic paint and a piece of cardboard to squeegee the paint around.
With the acrylic paint I normally let everything completely air dry, then place everything in the dryer to lock it in.
My first shirt I made over 2 years ago is still in great condition.
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Hennagirl
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010 09:50:11 PM »

Cool!  I love that repeated motif -- the different color bows really make it rock.

I haven't done a lot with this technique, but tried it out with some leftover silk habotai -- very cheap and very sheer -- and made a lion t-shirt for the neighbor kid.  It turned out pretty good with just a little bleed from being over-exhuberant with the stencil sponge.  He LOVES it -- which feels good.

I will have to try using a cardboard squeegee. 

So many ideas.... so little time!
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