Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by 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.
Learn how to:
  • Register two colors for printing
  • Use basic screen-printing skills
  • Make a card


Chapters
Screen Printing Cards
00:31
Create Stencils
02:28
Print Cards
08:31
05:35
Finish card
01:42
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 pale yellow and red)
  • 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 A9 (5 ½” x 8 ½”) cardstock
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Screen Printing for Beginners
    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.
     
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    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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