Recently I mentioned making screen print stencils for the Iron Craft alphabet themed challenge.
I wasn't able to make a project with the alphabet stencils before needing to post the stencil project.
Now I've had a little time to work on some projects with the alphabet stencils and I'll also share with you the strain I previously made with a screen print stencil I first made.
I worked on two projects today with the alphabet stencils.
First will be a billfold.
I have on hand black, red and aqua colored screen print paint. So I decided to use red paint to screen print the word "foxy" onto black fabric.
|I lined the letters here to help them pop better on the black fabric.|
Why foxy? I don't know, it's what came to mind first and I thought it might look cute on the cover flap of a billfold. (I never guaranteed that my thinking would make sense)
|Taped off the other letters that I wasn't using.|
I've not quite finished the billfold, it's almost there but it will be a red and black theme. It just seems kind of popping and foxy-ish!
The other project I made with the alphabet stencils is a new phone pouch for myself.
It's to fit a droid phone. Those exposed screens can get ruined easy.
I made a pattern previously for the open faced phones so I used my pattern and sturdy blue fabric to make a pouch then using the stencils added my first and last initials to the front.
|All the things you need for screen printing like this.|
Last year I started by making a stencil of an old steam locomotive and put it on a shirt for my friend who runs model trains.
|Yes, all the little pieces like the wheels, cow catcher, etc were rather hard to do and not ruin!|
Since then I've also put a morning glory flower and a humming bird on some reusable shopping bags but I don't have pictures of those right now.
I will give you a tip:
I've seen some mention doing this and say they brush on the paint.
That does not work very well towards a nice end product.
In regular screen printing the paint is usually scraped across the area where the paint is desired.
What I do is either use a flat piece of cardboard or a piece of masking tape folded over and over and place the paint above where I want it to go then scrape it down across the stencil.
That makes for a better coverage of your area.