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screen printing

Moving right along with the Christmas handmades (I’m glad I’m posting these, because it feels like I made more than I thought), today we’re going to be talking about screen printing. I had never done screen printing of any kind before Christmas. I guess I just assumed you needed special materials. Not so. All you need is an embroidery hoop, fabric paint, a stencil, mod podge, and some kind of sheer material.

jman's napkin design

One day, when my sister-in-law and I needed something to keep all five kids busy, we had them make snowflakes. There were LOTS. My kids were particularly proud of two of their creations and the idea (again, thanks to my sis-in-law) was born to make napkins using their snowflakes as stencils.

Joshua’s design (above) was simple which made is so much easier to print onto the napkin. Emma Grace’s design was more intricate (below) which made it a bit harder and resulted in some parts not printing. It’s funny how their personalities were shining through in this project.

eg's napkin design 

I made sure to bring the supplies with me (minus the fabric which I’ll get here) to S. Africa so we can try more screen printing. I love the possibilities of making fabric tags for gifts to simple designs on plain shirts or skirts.

Have you ever tried screen printing like this? Once I get all the supplies, I would like to show more of the process that we used to do this technique.


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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    Bren Graham Thebeau
    January 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Oh this is fun, great job with the stencils and the printing. Looking forward to learning more about the process, something I've never done.

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    January 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    These turned out great! A good creative project for both mom and kids! I'll be looking forward to hearing more. blessings ~ tanna

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    January 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    These look really neat! Looking forward to seeing how it was done. Grace, Brenda

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    January 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Those look great! I've never done screen printing before and I just assumed that a lot of equipment would be needed. I would love to see how to do this!

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    January 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    fun screen printing!

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    Jenni C's
    January 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    i did screen printing at varsity and it was fun but loads of work,but this seems much easier, and quicker, please show more when you do it again..

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    January 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    ahh that's super neat! I love the contrast on the dark fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    January 20, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Great idea and results!

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    January 20, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I would love to see more of this process, Jen! Sounds like fun. I love to see how creative your kids are! These are great! 🙂

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    January 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    We experimented with silk screening this summer, and it was fun. Is this the same thing, or something else?

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