Today we’re going to
do screen printing using the Stencil Technique. We’re going to use products
you find in the Speedball
Stencil Printing Kit for our project today. First we begin by
selecting an image. Pick an image that’s very
basic and simple to cut out. Tape that image down
onto a cutting surface, and then overlay
the clear film on top, and then tape that
down into place. Then simply cut the image
out with a knife. I’ve already cut one out here
that I’m going to mount to the back of the screen frame. The film has been cut to fit
the entire edge of the frame, and I’m going to use masking tape
to mount it around all four edges. You want to be sure to
mount it in reverse so that when you flip it over
it prints right reading. Now we’re ready to print. We’re going to be
printing on a t-shirt, but you can screen print
onto a variety of surfaces including paper, or you can stencil
onto a wall. You just want to make sure
that you select the right ink for the project. We’re using Speedball
Fabric Ink for this project that comes with
the Stencil Printing Kit. We’ve taken a t-shirt and
stretched it over a board, so with the board in between so that the ink doesn’t pass
through onto the other side. Take the screen
and centre the image onto the area
that you’d like to print. Then, with your fabric ink, you want to apply a bead of ink
across one side. Use plenty of ink so we’re
sure to fill the entire area. Now, with the squeegee, you want to drag that ink
over your stencil. Make sure that you pass over
that stencil area 3-4 times, pushing the ink
through the screen and the stencil
onto the t-shirt. Then just set
your t-shirt aside to dry. Using the Stencil Technique
is a fun and easy way to do screen printing. Captioned by GigEcast