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experimented with screen printing more this week & am excited to offer it as customization option, it is a more sustainable & cost effective way of creating custom pieces . I will still continue hand paint 98% of my work (and probably use the paint I make myself to screen print instead of ink) but I am excited to use it for bulk orders. To create this tank I lettered a phrase on my iPad Pro then uploaded to my cricut to finish the project! Head to merakibybk.com for a full how to && for links to order supplies to create your own screen printing project! Need a stencil for your silk screen? DM me && I will send you a custom one!
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Screen Printing Shopping List:
Cricut (or vinyl stencil) I use the Cricut Maker but you can use any cricut model for this project
Screen Printing Kit (the one linked comes with silk screens, tape, squeegee, plastic scraper, transparency film & wood sticks)
Screen Printing Ink (can be used for paper & cardboard as well)
Cardboard or Plastic (use shipping boxes!!)
&& all the object/materials you are printing on!
Personally, I like to draw my images on Procreate before uploading into Cricut Design Space to cut my image.
After choosing my image, I lay a adhesive vinyl sheet onto my Cricut Mat and cut the image.
Have a Cricut but have trouble creating images/files? No worries! I offer this service on my website
When typically weeding a vinyl project, you weed the excess. But for screen printing you reverse weed, which means any area you want to fill with screen printing ink, that is what you are going to weed out!
Use transfer vinyl to transfer your weeded design onto transfer tape, which will then be transferred onto your silkscreen
Squeegee your stencil onto your silkscreen and carefully peel back your transfer vinyl