katelynjane

Screen Printing

In crafts, etsy, seller, sellers, selling, store on July 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I’ve always wanted to try screen printing my own images onto fabric, I’ve heard of other Etsy sellers that do this not only to fabric, but also to paper. Wouldn’t it be SO COOL to have your own art work on your product? With my bags, I have to feature another persons work on the fabric…I just sew it together. I just think it’d be so cool to say “This is my bag, and yes, this is my fabric too!”.

I know what you’re thinking “Another project Kj??”. Yep, they just don’t stop!

I was reading another blog where the author had hand painted the art on t-shirts…hand painted, no screens. She really inspired me to try it (which I have yet to do) but also reminded me about screen-printing.

The more I read about the process of screenprinting, the more I see how easy it is! At first, I was a bit overwhelmed with the steps you need to take to make a screen and imprint your image on it. But now, I think it’s something I want (aka: need) to try out. Etsy has a great video on how the process works, and I just stumbled across this How-To article that helped a bit too. Oh, and this Etsy video too!

I’ll be searching for a frame and the proper mesh…I’ll slowly build up my screen-printing supplies, I think. Boy, it’s sure good I’m selling my bags at the Farmers Market now, otherwise I’d be broke!

Have you ever heard of ThreadBanger? I found them through their videos on YouTube. It’s a great site for easy ways to decorate or new projects to start on (yeah, just what I need). They have great videos, forums, links and GREAT contests (the last one was for a Janome {!} sewing machine), if you’re a crafter, visiting this site is a m.u.s.t.

Now that word just looks wrong.

  1. Sadly, I am craft-challenged. Thanks so much for the advice on my pink bathroom, I appreciate it!

  2. That would be great if you designed the “entire bag” even the fabric! I have never tried screen printing but I’ve always wanted to give it a shot! 🙂

  3. Oh yeah…thanks for those great links too!

  4. @ Elizabeth: But you’ve done so much to your house…you can’t be that craft challenged (:
    @ Lula: I know, I’m SO excited to do it!! There’s a super easy way to screen print that I just found, I’ll be posting another link soon (:

  5. I want to learn about creen printing in my next life. Intersting read.

  6. Thanks Warm! I know, there’s so much to learn about…sometimes it would be better to wait until a second life started (:

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