Please note, we did this screen print in a studio, however, you can do all of these steps at home, it might just take a little longer to get set up. For help setting up your silkscreen using lights at home, this tutorial is great (link http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-emulsion-Screen-Printing/). We also chose to print on canvas for this tutorial. If you also choose canvas and would like to eventually stretch that over a frame, this tutorial may be worthwhile as well (link http://www.instructables.com/id/Stretching-the-Canvas-at-TechShop/)
By Clay and Matt (Batman and Robin).
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials
- Brainstorm some preliminary designs. We chose the mouse and cheese design in the bottom left.
- A flat table or desk to work on
- A large silk screen
- Silk screen ink and paint
- Photo emulsion
- Photo emulsion coater bar
- Transparency film
- High wattage light bulb or light table
- Patience and a lot of time