Screen Print Holiday Napkins ...

Thursday, November 15

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Yesterday I shared with you my new love ...
the  ScreenIt printing machine ... by Tulip.
You can link ...  HERE  ... to view my first ... out-of-the-box project.

But tee shirts are not the only thing  ScreenIt  can print.


Painting these Holiday Napkins was my next  ScreenIt  project.


In my last post I briefly covered turning your black and white art into a
reuseable screen.    One minor drawback with the  ScreenIt  is the
pre-emulsified screens are $20 each.  

Since I only needed short words for my napkins ... I put as many words
as would fit on one sheet ... burned them onto a screen ... then cut them apart.

You can see now why this method would be a bit pricey if you only wanted one print ...
but for multiple prints ... well worth it!


The  ScreenIt  directions suggest you use the included foam base to secure your fabric 
before painting.   I did this with the tee shirts ... and ... as they suggested ... 
painted one tee ... and ... washed out my screen after each print.

Though you do need to put cardboard or wax paper inside a tee shirt  before you print ... to 
prevent seepage ... after trial and error ... I found my "tape-down" method
much quicker and easier.


I measured out where I wanted the screen to sit ... 


... and used tape on the counter to act as a guide.  
I repeated this 3 times ... and taped down 3 more napkins to the counter.

I tried to make sure the napkins were fairly taut.


Prepared the squeegie ... okay ... not rocket science ... just take it out of the box.


Picked out the Soft Tulip Fabric Paint ... in this case ... tan.
(By the by ... you can use different types of paint ... however ... some seep through more than others)


Dropped a few beads of color above my word ... and ...


... used my squeegie to pull the paint down ... 


 carefully lifted my screen off ... and carefully taped it down on the next napkin.

That's it.  Easy Peasy.


By laying out my napkins (or even tee shirts) across my counter ... all taped and ready ...
I could quickly squeegie one and move on to the next.  I decided to only do 3 at a time ...
just to be safe.  



After the third ... I took my screen and squeegie to the sink and washed them.

This is an important step.  As the paint begins to dry ... it can clog the openings in your
screen and your print will not be as clean and crisp.
You can experiment to see how many prints you can do before you need to wash the screen.


Each napkin turned out perfectly ... even ... crisp ... and clear.

Have I mentioned I love this machine?    Well ... I do ... and I've been busy ..........









Here's the  ScreenIt  web site again ...
http://www.tulipscreenit.com/

Now I've shared ... but if you don't have a  ScreenIt  ... guess what ... you're in luck.
I just happen to have all these lovelies in my Etsy Shop.

There's  free shipping  on all napkins and ... for my readers ...  enter the code
HOHOHO
when you order ... and save another 10%.
(I know ... I know ... shameless plug)

Okay class dismissed!
If you have any questions ... please leave a comment and I'll drop ya a line.

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6 comments:

Tranae said...

These are really nice. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lauren @ STYLELIXIR said...

Oh I love this idea!! Thank you so much for sharing - I'm going to have to try! I just discovered your blog through the hop, I'm now following on GFC and look forward to reading more :)

Lauren @ www.stylelixir.com

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

These look great! I was just today thinking about starting doing some screen printed things! Thanks for the great techniques.
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Rebecca
www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

Katie Smith said...

new follower from GFC blog hop! i love these so much! They turned out beautiful!
http://ktandcamsmith.blogspot.com/

Katlyn Larson said...

Those are so incredibly cute and seem easy enough to make! :) Thanks so much for this tutorial!

Thanks for Co-Hosting the GFC Blog Hop! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! :) xo

Katlyn
www.thedreamymeadow.com

Jennifer said...

this is totally gorgeous! I would love to see a tutorial on how you screen print! thanks for sharing :-)I definitely recommend http://www.apparelnbags.com/custom-screen-printing.aspx

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