My youngest is turning 3 this weekend and I decided to make him a few gifts. Since I dilly dallied all week, I did not have time to make the superhero backpack I planned along with some superhero peg figures. Maybe for Christmas. I had a few t-shirts on hand and decided to make him screen printed T-shirts.
To be honest, I was going to make freezer paper stencils, but I ran out of freezer paper. And I was not in the mood to make a trip to the store for freezer paper. I remembered reading in a magazine somewhere about DIY screen printing with sheer nylon chiffon or more well known as sheer white curtain fabric and decided to give it a try. I had some fabric on hand from a Halloween ghost project, the embroidery hoop, Mod Podge and some acrylic paint.
DIY SCREEN PRINTING TUTORIAL
Fit fabric into hoop tightly.
Put image underneath and trace around with a pencil. (Yes, obviously I forgot to take a picture at this point so this is also a spoiler alert for my next post...)
Then paint Mod Podge on the areas you DO NOT WANT PAINT ON!
I started with a simple image and then moved on to a more detailed one later. Just to be safe. I did not want any more craft fail projects.
Once the Mod Podge dried, I placed the hoop on the T-shirt.
Put small amounts of paint on the Mod Podge covered part.
Then using the bowl scraper, I spread the paint as evenly as possible. Lifted off the screen and let the paint dry.
Obviously I need to work on spreading the paint a bit more even. Note: rinse the screen as soon as you are done, let it dry and you can use it again!
I added one more airplane and then cut out a few clouds from white knit fabric and stitched it on.
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