Saturday, 11 April 2015

Screen Printing

Getting ready for a textile painting workshop in Melbourne next week and I wanted to take a small silk screen with me to practice printing. All the ready made screens were expensive so I decided to have a go at making my own mini screen. 

I bought a small art canvas from a cheap shop (one with the wooden frame behind) for $4, some sheer man made material (no idea what it is) in a remnant box for a few dollars (have enough to make 10 screens) and some duct tape. 

I cut the canvas off the wood frame and stretched the sheer fabric tightly over (I used a staple gun but for a quick fix the duct tape would hold it).

Then I covered the frame with duct tape, taking the tape slightly over where the sheer fabric and frame meet at the back and front. 

                                   
                                   

I'll let you know if this works...

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