Recently, Lynn over at Fibra Artysta offered to make me my own screen so I could try my hand at screen-printing. Of course I wanted to try it! So I sent her a little drawing. . .
. . .and in two blinks she turned it into my very own custom screen! woohoo! You can barely see it, but my skelly dudes are on there. Using the screen was really an easy process. Dylan and I figured it out right away. We taped some freezer paper to the table (just to protect it), taped the fabric down too, then taped the screen on top.
Then we smudged the special screen-printing paint across the screen. Ideally, we would have used the proper squeegee tool (although I don't know how anything with a name as silly as squeegee can be proper in any way), but we didn't have such a thing so we just used the edge of a flattened macaroni and cheese box. It worked! In minutes we had our own little skelly society.
Then we cut one out, sewed it to some polka-dotted fabric, stuffed it, added a little color here and there, and gave it stick limbs. Now it's all ready for the upcoming festivities! Who says skellies are just for Halloween? Now I'm addicted and want to make more and more and more!
And guess what?
FibraArtysta is offering up a give-away prize to one lucky commenter so YOU can try it too! The giveaway is for one large screen and one bottle of paint. The winner can choose a ready-to-print design or they can send her an image for a custom screen. And they choose their own color of paint too. Sweet!
Just leave a comment on this post to enter.