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:

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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!

Mine:

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Tara’s:

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

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

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

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