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Screen Printed Dinner Napkins
I used SpeedBall's screen printing kit to created these Desert inspired cloth dinner napkins!

This is using the drawing fluid technique.

Posted by studiokatie from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See studiokatie's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by placing whatever design you want to print underneath your screen.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a sharpie, Micron or other permanent black marker to trace your design onto your screen.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 3
    Step 3

    Things are about to get messy so now you need something to prop your screen up on incase liquid seeps through the screen.
    Take 4 thumbtacks and put them in the bottom corners of your screen.
    Flip your screen back over (so it's sitting on the thumb tacks) and place it over newspaper, or inside a cardboard box.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your drawing fluid and paint the area of your design that you want to be printed.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let the drawing fluid dry completely.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the drawing fluid is dry, take Speedball's screen filler and place a line of the filler near the top edge of your screen and use the squeegee to pull the filler over your entire screen.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let the screen filler dry completely- It's recommend that you let it dry overnight.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use warm water and a sponge and wash off the drawing fluid. It should come off pretty easy, but you can lightly scrub at it with the sponge if you need to.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place your screen over your cloth napkin in the area you want your design.
    Place a line of fabric paint on the top edge of your screen.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use the squeegee to spread the fabric paint over your design on the screen, pressing firmly.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make sure to completely cover your design area.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Screen Printed Cactus Napkins - Step 12
    Step 12

    Lift your screen straight up off of your cloth and you're done!
    Let your design dry!

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