mod podge is a pretty amazing thing.
it dries quick...
it is easy to paint with...
it is water soluble...
this makes mod podge the perfect choice
for making your own screen prints.
what you need:
a shirt to make wonderful
a bit of creative inspiration
an embroidery hoop
sheer fabric (a sheer curtain works really well)
a decent paint brush
screen printing ink (i got mine at hobby lobby)
mod podge, of course
a cheap, stiff paint brush
draw out your design
put fabric in the hoop
*you might check to see how big
it will be on your shirt first
flip the hoop over
THIS IS IMPORTANT
if you don't your hoop with glue down to your work surface
mod podge the parts you don't
want the ink to go through,
when the design is completely dry flip it over and position it on your shirt
hold it down and apply screen printing ink liberally with a stiff brush
*it's a good idea to put something between the layers of your shirt
you are working to push the ink through the screen
you can get a more "worn" effect by
working the ink into the screen less
pull up the screen and check out your results
when shirt is completely dry,
heat set with an iron according to ink directions
you can wash out and reuse the screen.
i've made up to 25 shirts with the same screen,
just wash it off every few shirts.
here's my "new" screen printed shirt for boy...
i'd love to see yours...
i love this project!
for boy's first rockin' pirate birthday party...
race for the cure team shirts, including one for boy...
they have a little 80's punk vibe, very fun to make.