Silk screen cards

minnie_tx

I wonder if this really works. I have some of those screen scenes kits they sold a few years ago but never tried them.

This looks easy enough.

Here is a link that might be useful: silk screening

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calirose

Wow Minnie, it looks almost too simple! It would be fun to try it and see what kind of results is gotten.

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ArtsyCraftsy

It works! I did a unit on silkscreening with 5th graders and we used the cheap posterboard to make a "box lid", cut a hole in the middle and taped in our organza, and then used a piece of folded cardboard as a "squeegee". We talked about polish paper-cutting and then they cut some paper snowflake designs out of freezer paper to use as their stencil for printing. I can't remember what we used to print with though....water-based ink or tempera paint?

Karen

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ArkansasBarbara

I guess I'm dense but I can't figure out from the instructions where you put the paint mixture. Do you put it on the newspaper or on the fabric? And how do you make prints from it? Obviously I don't understand silk screening. Can someone tell me how this works?

Thanks!!

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ArtsyCraftsy

Barbara- We ran the paint in a line across the top of the image, not on the organza but on the cardboard border that was masked off.
Then we took the cardboard squeegee and pulled the paint towards us, making sure the paint has gone the whole way across so you have no bare spots. Usually the first print is incomplete, but by the second or third one your screen is filled and the impressions look good. You have to add ink across the top as needed. A real window squeegee works better than cardboard, but I needed to have one for each child to use.

Karen

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