Friday, August 06, 2010
unconventional screen printing - an attempt
I found a video tutorial on youtube for some unconventional screenprinting,
which doesn´t need so much material as doing it the conventional way
(screenprinters better look away)
Instead of an embroidery hoop I made a screen by using a wooden frame and
a piece of polyester fabric I already had, with the help of this tutorial
(it´s in German, but I think you get an idea from the pics how it works)
I could not find the bespoken "Mod podge" in my art supply store,
so I took some other podge from decopatch, which worked as well.
Besides the podge I had to buy: a squeegee and screenprinting color.
I choosed a dark brown from Decaprint
the first results are not perfect and the fabric I used was too wide meshed as shows the pic above
(although I even like the screen effect), but I think for smaller images
it could work as a nice and cheap way to screenprint.
Will keep on trying...