Author: Wendy Croxford
Saint Patrick’s Day will land on 17 March in all its Irish glory, and there’s really no better time to embrace all things green – both literally and figuratively! Here are our tips for greening up your screen printing with a few simple changes to your kit.
With school returning there are teachers all over the country looking for fun and straightforward art projects to complete with their students. Once you’ve stocked up on the right water based ink and paper or fabric, there’s no limit to what you and your class can design. Here are some simple ideas. … Read More
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t arranged a gift for your loved one you’d better get organised! If you’re looking for an original yet meaningful idea, why not consider breaking out your favourite fabric ink and customising a T-shirt for them? We have a few creative concepts to help start the ball rolling. … Read More
With today’s techniques and modern screen printing inks, it’s possible to achieve a great result no matter what fabric you choose. Here are our tricks for fabric paint screen printing on various textiles using our water based inks.
Natural fabrics are the ultimate choice for screen printing, as they tend to absorb the ink more readily than man-made fabrics do. Cotton and cotton blends are the most popular choice for most printers and customers as they are soft and permeable, and organic cotton can be even softer again. As with any fabric, you’ll need to cure the print. Make sure you give it plenty of time to thoroughly air dry before setting it with a drying tunnel, heat press or flash dry unit. Cottons can also be tumble dried and even baked at low heat to cure.
Check out these colourful Christmas decorations created by Anna and Elizabeth of the Alfred Cove Jacksons art supplies store in Western Australia. These ladies like to use Permaset and Permaprint Premium water-based inks /paints to screen print onto paper.
“Our handmade Christmas decorations and wrapping paper have been inspired by the beautiful colours and shapes of the Australian Christmas tree and native Australian flowers.” advised Anna.
“We screen printed our art work onto acetate and paper using Permaset and Permaprint Premium inks/paints. We love using Permaset ink/paint as it is easy to use, easy to clean up, has a lovely range of colours and is low odour.” commented the ladies from Jacksons Alfred Cove.
Permaset’s Screen Printing Kit (available for sale online) contains
everything you need to make your Christmas decorations.
These Xmas decorations have been printed onto acetate for a lovely
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