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Stencil Artwork on T-Shirts Using Fabric Inks Video

Stencil Artwork on T-Shirts Using Fabric Inks

Make your very own screen-printed shirts to wear or give!

The Speedball Standard Fabric Screen Printing Kit makes it surprisingly easy—and while you have the supplies out, how about making some greeting or thank-you cards at the same time?

  • Choose a simple drawing off the fridge or have the kids make something especially for the project.
    (We re-used a snowflake design from previous projects.)
  • Take a 12" x 16" sheet of DANIEL SMITH Paper Palette and cut it to 10" x 14" to fit the screen.
  • Trace your design on the shiny side of the Paper Palette sheet, then cut out the design with an X-Acto knife.
  • Using masking tape, tape the stencil to the underside of the screen frame.
  • To print, follow the instructions in the booklet that comes with the kit—the stencil masks the screen so you’ll just print the cutout area.
  • Make a test print on scrap paper, then start printing your cotton T-shirts.
  • Clean the screen promptly after you finish printing.
  • Once the ink is dry on the fabric, iron it at high heat (no steam) with a cloth between the iron and the print; this helps the print withstand repeated washings.

Stencil Artwork on T-Shirts Using Fabric Inks