I haven't really done screen printing before despite doing quite a bit of printing back in my college days but that was letterpress and lithography.
I had my appetite whetted a few weeks ago when I had a quick go at an open studios event.
That lead to me ordering a basic set of equipment. I've just got a frame, ink squeegee and 3 pots of ink. The red is a fantastic shade of pillar box!
This is a very simple stencil I cut out as my first design which I decided to try in 2 colours.
Here's the red going down
Time to dry it before getting the black ink out.
The frame with the red residue didn't wash up too well, maybe I should've bought some frame cleaning fluid or if anyone knows what I could try to get it any cleaner I'd love to know.
Next is the black
I'm liking the fact the result is quite crisp. I tried it on a patterned fabric as well as the plain cotton.
The finished ones are drying before fixing with the iron. I only managed to get 3 pulls before the paper stencil went soggy!
Not sure what I'm making these into yet but I had great fun faffing about with these and I think screen printing is definitely something I'll get some mileage out of.
I even quite like the waste paper my ink spread onto!