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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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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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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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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