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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Screen Printing - I was in the Moooooood

Well hello all and great to be back.

Been a bit of a busy time over the last few weeks I have to say. 

I am trying to start a Sewing Group in our Village, and it seems to have gone 
down a storm. Which is good. Had our first meeting last week to see 
what everyone wishes to do. 

Starting for "real" end of the month. 

Thought I would have a play with screen printing and using my Screen Sensation 
kits both big and small have made a variety of items which I hope 
people will like. 

Went shopping to day to buy candles, has a delivery of calico bags this week, and got the 
card stock to make the cards. 

Here are a few tips along the way. 

Prime the screens first before you do the actual print on the bag, (had to wash one as I was not happy with it) 

Discover the bags shrink in the wash so wash them all and iron flat before you start. 

Use a Gelli press to print onto the candles works a treat (well it did for me) 

Take a print off the Gelli press onto card stock to use up the ink. 

Remember taking a print off the gelli press makes the picture in reverse. 

Try not to get too messy - like I do. 

And dont let the hubby or partner see you washing your screens in the sink. 

Well here are the photos for you to look at and I will report back as to what people think 
of them. 








Have made a bigger candle print which has worked well. 

Have fun and hope to see you again with some more finished projects tomorrow or the next day. 
Cards still need to be made :) 

All the best 

Crafty hugs 

x x x 

4 comments:

  1. WOW. Sounds like this is going to be a fun group for you. I bet they are going to love you for starting it. That's a great screen printing. I wish I had some. I also really like that candle. Both will make great gifts, too. I'm totally impressed.

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  2. These look wonderful Pen, love the image you have used there and it looks awesome on both the bag and candle !
    Looking forward to seeing more from your club
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  3. Wow it sounds as if youve been busy. I love that great image. I hope your group is a great success Pen. Barbxx

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  4. Looks like you had great fun. Yep, I found out that the bags shrink too, when washing out some dodgy purple prints!

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Crafty hugs Pen