Thursday, January 13, 2011



There are cheap/easy DIY ways to make silkscreens,too.

Generally, one can stretch sheer curtain fabric/ nylon on an embroidery hoop or other kind of frame.

I have even stretched/ taped it on a crude Matt cut out of cardboard.

Generally, I then draw/trace the image, block around the design by painting mod-podge glue (maybe not a choice for Sat. since glue involves a drying factor), but masking tape, adhesive paper, etc. could be used to mask the screen for a print series .

Rather than squeegee, I press paint through the screen w stencil brushes, but soft squeegees (folded newspaper, cardboard) could be used.
Barbara Loring

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