Some Screen Printing

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Some Screen Printing

Every year my mother and I put together a little hamper of everyday food for some of the family.  This is usually put together in a box and wrapped.  But this year I decided to put a little assortment of things together in bags for those who are to get a hamper, rather than a box.

Some of these bags I bought plain and decorated myself by screen printing on them.  Some had some glitter glue added on top.

And while I was at it I found a black vest top I’d bought at some point for myself in the bag with the plan bags, so I decorated that up the same way, ready to ware while cooking Christmas lunch.

I’ll have to remember to hand wash it afterwords in case it looses it’s glitter – I won’t mind if it does after Christmas, but I don’t want the glitter getting into our washing machine and onto every other bit of clothes Mam and I own LOL.

What I Used
What I Did

After ironing my items I put them into the frame that had my choice of screen attached.

I dropped splodges of the three different coloured inks all along the top of the screen and some in a random pattern on other areas of the screen as well.  The ink was then dragged down the screen to the bottom and lifted off.

I then pulled out the first item and laid it flat to dry while I put the second item into the frame, closed it, and scraped the ink back off the tool onto the top of the screen, before once again pulling it down to the bottom.

I repeated this for the third item.

After each item was dry I ironed them on quite a high setting.

This gives you an idea of the screen pattern I chose and the effect of putting on three different coloured inks.

I then took the glitter glue wand and put dots of gold glitter on the dots that were within the design.

This is how it looked as I started adding the glitter glue before it had a chance to start drying and flatten down.

Again I left them all to dry – overnight this time.

Then it was time to put in some items of groceries and add a tag.

Finished Items

Bags

This is the first bag (glitter doesn’t show up very well)

This is the second bag – I took closer photos as well as using flash to try and get some of the shine to show.

T-shirt

The panel was put on the centre front of my vest top.

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More Items I’ve Screen Printed On

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Some More Screen Printed Items

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I’ve put up two blog posts already this month where I had screen printed some items – here and here.

In this post I’ll show you the last few items I did the same time.

I’d used copper ink to screen print one set of items with a giraffe on, and blue/black ink on another set of items with a monkey on.

This time I have gone random, using a sprinkles background screen, and then dotting all over it with random splodges of several coloures from button nose pink to green, and several other colours, including copper.

The first print was onto a vest top for me.  The colours are more distinct.

The ink was gathered up on my squeegee and pushed back off at the top to to print off again onto a neutral coloured bag. The colours are a bit more merged on this one.

I again gathered up the ink on my squeegee and pushed back off at the top to to print off again onto a strap top vest. The colours are a lot more merged on this one.

Once again I gathered up the ink and pushed it off at the top of the screen and printed onto a black bag.  This time there isn’t much distinction of colour between the spots as the ink has marbled and mixed during the previous three prints.

I still had some ink left to collect up. I’ve put this into a spare pot until I do some more screen printing, as a mixed ink like this can’t be returned to any source pot like I do when printing in one colour.  I find the the mixture is quite good for prints of animals such as the fox as it gives a dark colour with flecks of colours appearing in it.

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For the 2018 new year I made up packs of random cards for some of the family and friends. I presented them in kraft paper bags.

I’m working on more packs now, but I will present them in the bags I’ve screen printed lately, which means that after the cards are used the bag can be used for shopping.  A double gift.  I’ll be showing you the cards in batches over the next few weeks.

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I’ve got several projects on the go, so I’m sure that I’ll have more to blog about before long. Keep an eye out for new posts from me in the future.

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Some Screen Printed Objects

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Some Screen Printed Clothing

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When I showed you a week ago how I’d turned a pyjama set I’d got on a sale into a pair of shorts and a decorated top, I said that I’d printed a few other items while I had my Screen Sensation screen printing equipment and consumables out.

The items I’ve got to show you today are around half the items I printed on that morning.

The first item I printed onto was a simple dress.  I used the Stand Tall screen and copper ink.

I did mask off the wording as I just wanted the image.  Here’s a closeup of it.

I then used exactly the same screen and ink on two bags.

One a natural cotton colour.

And one which was black.

All photos were taken in the same location but somehow the colour appears different on each item.

I then took my Cheeky Monkey screen, and once again masked off the wording. I selected the Blue Black coloured ink this time.

The first garment I printed onto was a baggy top for me.

Here’s a closeup of it.

I then took a T-shirt that’s the right size for my youngest nephews.

Different textured material this time.

And the third print before I put the spare ink back into the pot and the screen to wash was onto another bag.

After everything had dried I ironed them to heat set the ink.

(I should have photographed everything straight after ironing, rather than putting everything I worked on that morning jnto a clothes basket and coming back later to pop them on a hanger and photograph, as it got wrinkled before I photographed.)

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I still have a few more bits I’ve Screen Sensation printed on, so please do pop back to have a look at them in about a week once I get the post sorted..

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Screen Printed Tops

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Tops And T-shirts

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I was awake early Thursday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I decided to get my screen printing things out onto the kitchen table and print some vest tops and T-shirts for me and the youngest nephews.

I’d got a couple of black ones for me that I wanted to try printing the peacock I printed and painted previously onto, but this time I didn’t want to do any painting, simply screen printing in gold and bronze ink.

I must say that I am a little disapointed in the results.  Neither colour pops as much as I had hoped on the black.  The print itself is good in both colours, with even the finer details of plumage and leaves all printed, but they look paler than I would have expected metalic ink colours to be on black.  Mind you, they do appear clearer inbthe photos taken with flash.

Plumage and Foliage Screen Sansation 12″ square screen with Gold ink.

Closeup.

Plumage and Foliage Screen Sansation 12″ square screen with Copper ink.

And closeup.

Then I went on to a white one for me with a double layer screen print of a rose.  I used Red and Leaf Green ink for the first layer of this one. Then after it had dried I used copper for the outline layer.

I knew that, with a stretchy material that moved just by pealing away the first screen after inking, that getting the second layer exactly in place without any area having stretched and moved would be nigh on impossible, so I decided to go off set on purpouse. Some is a bit further off than other areas, but I recon it looks better than it would have if some areas were spot on and some off.

And a closeup.

I think I will try this on a canvas at some point, as it could be fixed and I could try to get the outline spkt on.

After playing with screens and tops for me I went to screen print and then stamp onto T-shirts for my two youngest nephews.

I used a smaller 7″ x 5″ screen of a fox that I’d used previously on a card as the main image on both, then added their initial in the bold font stamps made to work with the Screen Sensation system.

For both I printed the fox using some dabs of red ink, some dabs of copper ink, and some big dollups from my mixture of used colours pot. The same mixture pot was used for stamping the initial.

This first one is a caramel coloured garment.

And a closeup.

And the colour of this second one is called grey marl.

And again a closeup.

As you can see, the colouring isn’t exactly the same on both foxes as it is impossible to get two prints exactly the same when using a mixture of colours.

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I have a couple of screens I haven’t tried out yet. A spotty one and another pattern one.  I think they will be good for backgrounds for cards and perhaps to decorate wrapping paper or gift bags to wrap up gifts to go with the cards.  So I need to get my thinking cap on to decide exactly how I will use them, and then I’ll have another screen pribting session. So keep an eye out for a blog post about that sometime in the future.

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Crafting With Another Screen Print

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Crafting With Another Screen Print

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In an earlier post I showed you a small batch of Screen Prints I’d done one day before I got out of steam and had to clear away and rest.

I had painted one of the peacock prints on cardstock to put up on my mother’s calender as her May image, but now I’ve also got the one on canvas painted as well.

It looks quite like the other one as I’ve used the same inks and paints (see previous post for details), but there is a slight difference in how the colours look on the canvas one compared to the cardstock.

This is a close-up of one area.

A close look at the whole image.

And the whole canvas at a different angle.

I haven’t quite got the angle of the image right to catch the shimmer and shine this time, but I hope you like it.

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So that’s it for today. I’ll show you how I get on with makeing something with my other screen prints in the future.

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More Screen Printing

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More Screen Printing

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On my post of the 2nd – here – I showed you how I’d added some details to the pockets of my new gardening shirt by screen printing a floral wreath on one pocket and my initial on the other.  Well, on the same day I screen printed those, I also screen printed a small mumber of other things.

Firstly I printed the same Floral Wreath onto cardstock in red.  Neither was a big sucess as the first one was slightly over the edge so I must have moved the cardstock. The second was smudged.

So I decided to wash it off before printing again in black.  Unfortunately the tape over the English wording came off and I forgot to re-tape, so I’ve got words on the prints that I didn’t want.

So I gave up on that screen and put it to wash again while I went on to another screen called Plumage and Foliage.

I wanted to screen print this onto a board mounted canvas, but that was too thick to alow the Screen Sensation framework to close properly. I therefore just taped the screen onto the frame in the usual manner but didn’t insert this into the Screen Sensation framework. I just put it in place over my canvas and held it in place with one hand while using the other to pull Copper Screen Sensation Ink over it.

And it worked!

I then put the screen into the main framework and did another print onto 280gsm cardstock.

As I had my small, travel, iron out to heat set the ink on my shirt so that it can go in the wash I did the same for all these other prints – I did a test with the iron on a corner of the canvas before houng all over just to make sure it was OK with heat.

By this time I was exhausted and couldn’t think of doing any more printing, so the T-shirts, etc., I’ve got in ready will have to wait for another day.

So now it’s just a case of what I’m going to do with these screen prints.

Well I’ve just got one ready to show you today – the one of the peacock screen printed on cardstock.

Back at the start of April I told you about the calender I bought for my Mother, and I said I was adding some sort of picture to each month as we came to it.  You can see the post – here – if you missed it.

Well for May I decided to quickly colour up the peacock.  I’m not so good at painting, but this time I decided to give it a go.  I’d just got in some Dinky Inkies Pearl Reinker Multibuy, and, because of the different effect of these I thought that they would suit the image.  Only problem I had was no suitable blue colour, so I reached for my Gansai Tambi, Blue Gem colour. And while I had those out I picked the purple colour from the same set. Every other colour used is a Dinky Inky.

I did go online to have a look at some photos of peacocks, but there’s no way I could get near to the beauty of a real peacock with its miriad of subtle, shimmering, colours, so I just went with the colours I’d got.

It doesn’t look too bad, and Mam is quite pleased with her May picture.

In some lights it looks quite flat.

But, because of the types of mediums I’d used, in other lights you can see the sparkle in some areas and the irridecense on others.

It is quite lovely when the light hits it at some angles.

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So that’s it for today. I’ll show you how I get on with makeing something with my other screen prints in the future.

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Working On More Clothes For Me

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A ‘Designer’ Shirt

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A while ago I showeď you a catchup post with a wrap around skirt I’d made last summer, to wear when doing my little bit of gardening. I’ve got an old, warm, jacket I wear out to the garden when it is cold, but it is a little bit too warm to wear when weeding or watering my pots, etc., in the summer. But, because I have a bad reaction to insect bites, I like to cover up as much as I can if I’m going to sitting out and working in the garden.

So this year I decided to buy a lightweight denim shirt for myself.

I don’t know what it is with clothes manufacturers, but when making clothes in larger sizes the sleeves are never wide enough to be comfortable over the upper arm or to button at the cuff. It’s like the manufacturers have a job lot of sleeves and then use them in several different sizes of the same garment. The shirt that arrived was nice and loose around the body, which is what I’d expect having bought the correct size for me, but the width of the sleeves were a smige too narrow so, although the shirt went on me fine, the sleeves were a bit too tight to be comfortable when weeding my pots, etc.

So, rather than go throught the whole busines of packing it up and sending it back, I decided to have a play with it and add a little bit of material to make the sleeves more comfortable.

Rather than going for denim material I decided to go bright and use some more of the bright red material with white stars that I’d used to make myself a pair of shorts – here.

I got out my 2.5 inch AccuQuilt strip cutter and cut two strips from the material.  I then set to unpicking the seam of the sleeve – then I thought why not go the whole hog and unpick the whole seam from wrist down to the hem.  Make it a real ‘designer’ shirt. I know the body wad already quite loose and comfortable enough for me to work in, but a little extra wouldn’t make it too huge.

So I unpicked both seams from wrist to hem!

Then prayed that my idea would actually work in reality!

So it was time to put my sewing machine to use and sew a strip into each opened seam.

And it worked!  The sewing in was a straightforward job. After doing the straight stitching I went over the four new seams with a sort of overlocking stitch to give the sewing added strength and stop the two materials fraying too badly.

This is what the strip looks like when inserted in the seam.

It was a little cifficult to get the stripes to show on the sleeves when hanging therefore I decided to tuck th cuffs into the neck so this is the whole shirt hanging up.

Then I had another idea!

What if I jazzed it up a bit more by screen printing something on the pockets, perhaps something in red to match the inserted material.

I don’t have a huge amount of screens for printing with, but in the end decided on a floral wreath for one pocket and a letter G stamp using the same ink and the stamping adapter plate that fits in the Screen Sensation frame on the other pocket.

It was a bit of a fiddle getting the positioning of the screen right for the pocket, and the fact that the pocket was sewn onto the shirt giving a raised area didn’t make it an easy task, but I didn’t want to unpick the pockets to do the printing and then have to sew them back on again. (If I’d been prepared to do that I’d have chosen to applique a flower of something in the same material as the stripe onto the pocket rather than screen printing.)

I don’t think it’s perfect with me, but it’s quite good enough for me to have a “designer” shirt to garden in.

This is how the additions to the pockets look. looks in the end.

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So that’s it for today. I’m working on a few more different projects at the moment, so expect to see those appearing on my blog in the not too distant future.

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More Screen Printing

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T-shirts and Bags

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When I showed you some of my screen printing creations previously I said that I did it on a Friday morning because Friday is one of the days a carer comes in to help me with showering and doing my hair, and anything messy, either crafting or in the garden in the summer, I try to do one one of the two days when I have the little bit of help.

I didn’t make as much mess as I had feared I would, but I decided that I’d stick with the same idea and chose early one Friday to do my next batch of screen printing.

This time, in addition to two bags, I decided to decorate a T-shirt and vest top for me. I’d bought several tops on sale, but two of the Screen Sensation screens that I’d ordered and wanted to try out hadn’t turned up in time for my early morning session, so they will have be be for my next screen printing session. Of course they were delivered within an hour of me putting everything away!

In any case, early on a Friday morning I pulled all my Screen Sensation kit out, chose the screens I wanted to use, chose the items to print onto, and chose my colours.

I’d used the dog image, in black on a white T-shirt for one of my nephews in my first batch of screen printing, so I thought I’d switch it around this time and print it in white ink onto a black T-shirt for me. So a negative of what I did before. This time I taped off the wording so I’d only have a print of the image.

I also did the same onto a black bag.

For my other two projects I decided to use a monkey image. Again I taped off the wording on the screen before printing.

The first print was done using black, blue black, and a bit of brown mixture from my leftovers pot, onto a gray marl vest top for me.

The second print, using only what was in the pot of scraped off leftover paint, was onto a neutral colour bag.

This might be a bit better photo of it.

I not only managed to get the four progects screen printed, but they also dried, and I got them ironed to heat set the ink before the carer arrived. I even got everything washed and put away, except for the screens which were still drying.

And after having done the work I had to ware the T-shirt after my shower.

I even got the carer to take a photo of me in it before I crawled back to bed for a rest.

I think I look rather worn out in this photo, so not the best, but at least you can see the T-shirt with it’s print.

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It’s taken me a few days to get this post written and set for publishing, but I have been working on other things in between. I’ve even had my camera out snapping photos of other things I’ve made over the last year or so that I don’t think I’ve blogged and can’t find in my file of unblogged photos either. I’m going to do a keyword search on my blog to see if I have blogged without remembering, and then get on with sheduling some more catchup posts, as well as try and keep up to date with blogging about current crafting.

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A Fox

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A Screen Printed Card

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The card I’ve got to show you today is one I made using the screen printed image of a fox that I showed you previously, in this post – here.

It was printed using inks from my mixed, left over, pot of colours and added bronze, or was that copper?

I thought I’d make this one more masculine, so lots of leaves but no flowers, and some wood patterened backing paper.

I die cut the image out using the larger die from a Duo Dies set, making one ear and part of the tail ‘out of the box’.

The wood patterned background was cut out with one of my Hunkydory nesting oval dies.  I put the image onto the wood mat using 3mm deep foam tape.

The base card is 8″ square Creative Crafting World, with one of their inserts inside – I’ll put a panel with a new greeting over the printed one as it’s a Welsh card.

The first mat is 19cm square of Hunkydory Adorable Scorable black card, and the next layer is 18cm square of 200gsm cardstock printed with a blue background from this kit – here.

I used fingerlift tape to attach the mats to the card front and wet glue to attach the matted topper on top.

Then out came my bag of leaves and flowers I had left over from my previous two projects to make plaques.  You can see the dies I used and more info – here.

But as I said earlier, I only wanted leaves, not flowers, so I did a bit of sorting out to choose what I wanted before sticking the leaves in place using a wet, everyday, glue.

I had shaped one ear slightly up and the tail slightly down before sticking the topper on the wooden look layer for dimension.

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Now I need to sort out some more catchup posts to publish, and also decide whether I’m next going to work on some of my PHD, or start one of the projects I’ve got planned in my head and already bought the items needed.

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Getting A Bit Messy

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Some Screen Printed Items

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The items I’ve got to show you today I’d got planned and bought all the items, but hadn’t started until now.

On the whole I don’t do messy. As my health/disabling conditions vary such a lot from day to day, and even hour to hour, I tend to keep away from messy projects that require a lot of clearing up. Especially anything messy that requires washing up before things dry. It just takes the joy out of crafting an item if my pains get too bad or my arms too weak to clear up afterwords and I’m left staring at paint or other stuff that does need to be washed immediately, so as not to ruin the equipment for future use. I feel better about things if I an just able to leave anything and go to lie down, even half way through a project, knowing that things will be fine if left till later. But I had started collecting things to do screen printing, both equipment, consumables, and some items to print onto, a while ago.  So it was just a case of when.

I decided to have a go at it after breakfast one morning when I knew I was expecting a carer mid morning to help me with things like showering and washing my hair.  My reasoning being that at least that way, if I managed to get the printing ink over me, I would at least end up clean afterwords.

I’ve only bought a small number of Screen Sensation screens, four if I remember rightly, and they are all of animals.  I had bought some white t-shirts in a size to fit my youngest nephews and shown them what I’d got that I could print on them, so those were the projects I tackled first.

My first project was a dog.

I used black and blue black ink for this one, then, as I’d used two colours I put the unused into a spare tub.

And the next a girraff.

This time I used fawn and ginger, together with a spot of the spare black dotted on the eyes. The spare ink was again put in the spare pot. I didn’t mix this ink up, but left it a bit marbled.

Neither was completely perfect – don’t think I had an even enough pressure all the way to the end of the pull so even though the paint was pulked over the whole screen and I couldn’t see any mesh, the bottom of the last two Ls were not printed and had to be filled in by hand.

I then decided, as I had the giraff screen attached to the Screen Sensations frame, I would print that onto a bag next.

I think that the print was better on this one as I knew by now about pressing till the end.

This bag I gave as a gift to the elder of my two sisters as a thank you for running me down to the optitians for the initial tests the begining of the year before I had to go into hospital for the eye operation.  I knew she wouldn’t want a bracelet, like I showed you in my last post that I gave my youngest sister and niece as thank you gifts.

Again I used fawn and ginger together with some of the black from the spare pot.

I did try the technique to transfer an image of a fox onto a candle next by printing onto funky foam and then rolling onto the candle. It wasn’t a sucess with me. Barely a shaddow of the image transferred, so I washed off the candle and will do something else to decorate it in the future.  I think I was just too exhausted, and my arms were too weak, by this stage to apply a good enough pressure to transfer the printed image from the foam to the candle.

But as I’d got the smaller screen of a fox in the Screen Sensation frame I did do a quick print onto cardstock. I had masked off the wording on this one.

This time  I made use of the inks in my spare mixed ink pot, together with a couple of splashes of bronze ink. It worked well having the variations of colour.  After using the spare ink for my attempt on the candle as well as this image the stuff in the pot is getting more muddy than marble, but I will use it on a project sometime in the future.

I’ll use this one for a papercrafting project before long. So keep an eye out for a post about that.

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So, that’s it for today.  I’m off to work on another PHD.  Have a great crafting day.

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