. Celestina Carmen: Paper Stencil Screenprinting

Friday, July 25, 2008

Paper Stencil Screenprinting

Materials Used:

  • Computer Paper
  • Tape
  • Utility Knife
  • Image
  • Screenprinting Ink
  • Fabric
  • Screen
  • Masking Tape
  • Screenprinting Supplies
  1. Print or draw image on computer paper. Printing By Hand (Corwin) recommends using computer paper or anything else with similar thickness.

  2. Cut out stencil. I used 4 sheets of paper and taped them together. Image on top. This way I have stencils for other print sessions.

  3. I tape all my screens to help strengthen the mesh and keep ink from getting on frame. Center frame over image. Check to make sure tape overlaps paper by at least 1/2" all around.

  4. When you are ready to print, place image down first then screen on top. On your first swipe the paper will adhere to the screen. Here is how the bottom of the screen looks ...

  5. When your done printing just scrape the ink off, peel off the stencil and clean.
I only needed to do a very small print run. I did 4 prints with this stencil/color and the paper held up great. I could have done more. I loved this technique and will be saving this screen just for this.


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Natasha said...

Great image. How many prints do you think the paper would last? Definitely a better idea than ironing on the freezer paper.


Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've love to try it sometime. The leaves are beautiful :)

shari said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
i enjoyed seeing some of the incredible things you do with a craft knife! i really think you'd like the fingertip craft knife. if you check back on my blog in the near future i'll be giving one away as my next RAK! :)
thanks again, shari :)

Melly D said...

Love this idea! I'm going to try it out! Your blog rocks! :o)


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