Friday 27 July - Sunday 29 July
Screen Printing Weekend
Screen Printing for beginners
Print design on fabric using the paper stencil and screen block out method.
Design for print basics
Create a test screen print
A little colour theory.
Saturday Workshops Steps 1-7
Sunday Step 8.
Go to the beach and collect natural forms or draw or trace your own idea.
Cut out the stencil from newsprint paper. We can create a design by cutting from photocopies For your stencil, you can also draw with block out fluid or crayons.
Mix your binder and pigments to create your printing ink colours.
Position printing paper under the frame. Then Lay your cutouts on this paper as desired Place your screen on top of your paper stencils and spread the printing ink along the side of the screen.
Print with ink and squeegee at angle the squeegee at 45 degrees to the table. Press the squeegee down and pull towards you. Make sure someone is holding the screen down tight so it does not move
Lift the screen after printing the stencil to reveal your print
Clear the screen mesh and remove the wet paper stencil and put it in the bin. Let it dry under the fan.
Print with a second colour design using the same screen and technique as before This means the design builds up on top of the shapes you have printed. The work seen here has been made this way!