Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by Hilary Williams
Start screen printing with a simple stencil cut from regular tracing paper. In the first class, Hilary explains the basics of screen printing, demonstrating how much ink to use, what the consistency should be, and the right pressure to use when printing. She also shows simple registration techniques (so your print lands in its intended spot), and how to add a second layer of color to your prints. This is an easy way to start printing without any fancy equipment.
 
Learn how to:
Prepare images for printing
Cut stencils
Prepare screen for printing
Register artwork
Print in two colors
 

Chapters
Screen Printing with Tracing Paper Stencils
01:44
00:25
Making the Stencil
01:07
07:06
07:46
10:46
06:46
08:57
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Screen printing mesh screen (lower than 125 mesh count is best for beginners)
  • Screen printing squeegee (at least 5” smaller than screen frame width)
  • Screen printing ink for paper (Hilary uses orange and green)
  • Screen print clamp hinges on a board or table
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Masking tape
  • Rubber spatula
  • Spoon
  • Rags
  • Newsprint for test prints
  • Several sheets of 11” x 14” cardstock or other print-making art paper
 
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Screen Printing for Beginners
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Part 1:
Screen Printing for Beginners: Screen Printing with Tracing Paper Stencils
Hilary Williams
Start screen printing with a simple stencil cut from regular tracing paper. In the first class, Hilary explains the basics of screen printing, demonstrating how much ink to use, what the consistency should be, and the right pressure to use when printing. She also shows simple registration techniques (so your print lands in its intended spot), and how to add a second layer of color to your prints. This is an easy way to start printing without any fancy equipment.
 
Part 2:
Screen Printing for Beginners: Screen Printing Cards
Hilary Williams
Print custom cards to have on hand for any occasion. Hilary uses tracing paper stencils and a basic screen-printing setup to print these cards, so there’s no need to burn screens or do any complicated prep work. This class provides a great opportunity to keep practicing your screen-printing skills and create a set of professional looking handmade cards.
Part 3:
Screen Printing for Beginners: Screen Printing on Fabric
Hilary Williams
Now that you’re a pro at printing on paper, it’s time to learn how to screen print on fabric. Instead of using tracing paper stencils, this class uses a medium called frisket, which is a self-adhering transparent film. Hilary will show you how to create stencils and make placemats featuring a two-color layered print. This technique also works great for tea towels, pillowcases, curtains, or printing yardage of fabric for fashion projects. 
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