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March 2009

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Once you know how to print on paper you will see a whole world of artsy opportunity open up!

The difference between printing onto paper and printing onto fabric is that fabric is absorbent and paper is not. So when you pass a squeegee over fabric it will absorb the ink but paper tends to let the ink sit on top of it. When the ink can not be absorbed or penetrate the surface you wish to print the design will blur/ smudge when printed. So often paper printing is done off-contact. Sounds complicated, but it’s not. Printing off-contact means you slightly raise your screen (3-5mm or 1.4″) off the print surface. That’s it. [read more…]

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The Private Lives of Cats and Dogs: digi-download kit

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Inspired by all the ways cats, dogs and birds make me happy I thought about doing a stencil project about some of the ways we can make them happy! And so I created The Private Lives of Cats and Dogs- digi-downloads stencil kit. It’s full of great stencils of cats, dogs and birds doing what […]

Read more → March 25, 2009

Reusable Paper Stencils! No Kidding!

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Using map making paper makes your paper stencils for silkscreening reusable.

Read more → March 23, 2009