Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Screen Printing


CREATE A CHEERFUL AND SUNNY
COTTON BED SHEET

Hello dear buddies ...
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of
cold weather... For me its the best part of the year
Neither too hot not very cold ...

Do you love to play with colours ???
I love love it, playing with colours at any medium...
Either on paper, on canvas, or on fabric ...

Today I want to share the experience of
... Screen Printing ...




An amazing way to create very neatly the effect of
painting like printing...

Its a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil.
The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials
which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate.
A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil,
forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.

Things you need for
Screen ... they are readily available and
you can order your design too
Colours ... Screen printing colours commonly available
with the name of screen printing ink
Roller ... normally called squeegee
&
Cotton fabric

Now we start the printing


 I designed my screen myself and make two of same pattern
with positive and negative


Now lay your fabric according to the placement of your design and
put the screen on it...
Always remember that every time when you worked with colour
lay a plastic sheet on your working area


Place the colour above your pattern


You can check the colour consistency well here ...
They are thick paste like ...


And now press the roller with tough hands twice on to the pattern
When you roll the roller always do it in the the same way
i.e from upwards to downwards


Hmm its the result when you pull the screen from the fabric...
It takes an hour to dry


I printed two motifs for my 15x15 pillows


And here is the second screen


The result of that pattern ...


I used lemon colour cotton bed sheet with Lime green and Pink
shade for the screening


Here it is an over all picture of the bed sheet ...
All colours are iron fixed but you iron them
after 10 days of printing ...


A detailed look of the pattern and design in which
I printed the bed sheet

It is something very easy and gives you
such a finished look to the fabric ...
The options are unlimited, bed sheets, table cloth
with small motifs napkins, tray covers
T shirts...

Hope you understand the way I am telling you the procedure
of screening ... if anything left confusing please asked me in the
comment box or via e mail...

Love you all and have happy week
Waiting for your responses

HAPPY SCREEN PRINTING




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20 wonderful people gave their lovely opinion:

CREATIVE MIND said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well Done! great job!
I like screen printing a lot & i have done a few pillows with AJRAK DESIGN..its a fun thing to do :) specially screen & mesh making !!
I have done some huge Roman blinds, floor cushions & so many things with Ajrak pattern! even a big sized jute handbag too..so much fun !!
Thanks ~

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Farah, such a gorgeous project! The colours you chose are perfect and I love the design you created. Beautiful!

Naturally Carol said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Farah, your bed looks so lovely with your own handcrafted printed sheets and pillows on it. I love the pastel colours you have chosen as well! Have a wonderful week.

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Johanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Farah,
whow, you are truly a textil designer. That looks fabulous. Thank you for the tutorial. I know how to make it in theorie but never practised.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shelia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HI Farah! Oh, what a wonderful project! You are just amazing at your skills and this turned out beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Unbelievably lovely, Farah! So soft and sumptuous. Love it! And thanks for the peacock image. I'm painting something and needed just the 'right' thing. I think this just might work!

June said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your sheets are beautiful Farah!!! You do the best instructions of your lovely work. This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to have exactly what one wants.
I always learn so much from you!
sending hugs...

Lizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my, you are such a talent! I did a little screen printing as a child at a craft center. We used leaves for the pattern, but it was just onto some paper.
You did a wonderful job and it's definitely a one of a kind!

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Farah, Gorgeous Project !!!

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Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so creative , Farah! Your screen print fabric is beautiful!

Rosemary@villabarnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing.

big B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Farah - What a beautiful project! I love the cool colors that you chose.

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's very pretty and neat...loved it.

parTea lady said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your sheet set looks very pretty. I really like your design and the colors you chose. Thanks for explaining how you made them - you made screen printing sound like a fun and manageable project.

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Patrice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great tutorial! I have two questions for you.
What kind of paint do you use?
Should the fabric be washed or prepared in any way before printing?

Thank you,
Patrice
patrice@everydayruralty.com

Waseem said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How you come up with this...Is it use for Printing on plastic?

Cadisch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really great work, it's brilliant!

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