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DIY screen printing (from threadbangers)
I got this from a ThreadBangers tutorial.

You may see the time for this project and think, "HOLY MOLARS!" But a lot of it is wait time and drying time. Active time is about an hour depending on how detailed your image is.

Posted by Scarlet-Begonias from Everett, Washington, United States • Published See Scarlet-Begonias's 15 projects »
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  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather materials. For material, I used a kids beach sarong I found at a thrift store ($1.99) Print the image you would like to use and size it to fit your hoop. (I used irfanview)

  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 2
    Step 2

    Set the fabric on the inner hoop and tape your image to the back. Trace the image onto your fabric, I, however, didn't, Can't remember why.. xD

  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint with the Mod Podge in the negative space. This takes forever to dry, you can use a hair dryer to help speed it up. It's ok if it looks a little wonky, you can touch up with your fabric paint after you've printed.

  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the screen where you would like to print on your garment, I used a onesie. Place a piece of cardboard inside the onesie to prevent bleeding. I used cardboard from a 12 pack of soda. Then using another small piece of cardboard pull the paint over the design. Remove the screen and do whatever touch ups you need.

  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wait for the paint to dry according to the instructions on the bottle, this cannot be sped up.

  • How to silk-screen a silk screening project. Diy Screen Printing - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cover your design with a piece of paper from a grocery bag and iron on medium for 3-5 mins to heat set the image. and you're done!! Wash according to the instructions on the fabric paint bottle, (mine says wash garment inside out after 72 hours of applying the fabric paint)

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Bella Trix
Bella Trix · Manchester, England, GB · 3 projects
whats modge podge?
Scarlet-Begonias
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
It's like a glue. Hard to explain.. xD
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Lady Massacre
Lady Massacre · 4 projects
could u use acrylic paint instead of fabric paint?
Scarlet-Begonias
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
Acrylics won't adhere to the fabric the same way fabric paint will.
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ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
Oh!...it's the added "s" on the link...whole different site! (Blush)
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ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
I don't know how to make that link work....

I Love your tutorial! Cant wait to try this!
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Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
Brilliant! I can't wait to give it a try!
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Tessel D.
Tessel D. · The Hague, South Holland, NL · 1 project
very nice!
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