DIY Screen Printing!!

Tara and I needed white elephant gifts for my work Christmas party, and I thought what better than a couple of home made nerd shirts?

First, create your design.  I used inkscape.

Then, find a work area:



Next, trace your design onto pantyhose stretched into an embroidery hoop, and paint a viscous glue everywhere you don’t want ink to go.  Make sure it’s real thick.  After the glue dries, you’ve got your own screen!







Now put the screen on the shirt where you want it and start dabbing ink on.



The finished product.  Mine’s a little rough, but Tara’s is about perfect.





Just rinse the screen out with water afterwards.  You can use it as many times as you want!

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