Monday, March 12, 2012

Screenprint T-Shirt by Mod Podge Rocks

In the blogging world, when you come across a craft blogger with hands full of glitter, yarn and Mod Podge who extends a hand of hospitality, you know you’ve found a friend.  That’s why I am so delighted to be introducing you to Amy of Mod Podge Rocks.  Although she is busy blogging, marketing, crafting and more, she still finds time to help out fellow bloggers and crafters.  In fact, she is one of the “master minds” behind Crafter Minds, a craft blogger network, and is now taking on a new venture of linking bloggers and brands with the Blueprint Social.  So before I turn the floor over to her, I just want to say, “Thanks, Amy, I want to be like you when my blog grows up.”

Now on to Amy's Screenprinting Tutorial:

Screenprinting Tutorial

I’ve been doing a lot of fashion crafting lately, which is fun because I feel like I have a new wardrobe!  I really love chandeliers, and my boring orange ol’ t-shirt needed something to spice it up.  Simply Screen, a DIY screenprinting program, was just the ticket – it took only a few minutes to get this fabulous glittery chandelier.

To make, you’ll need to gather these supplies:

T-Shirt
Simply Screen Stencil Chandelier
Simply Screen Glue
Simply Screen Glitter Precious Metal
T-shirt form, or something to put in between the t-shirt while crafting
Parchment Paper
Iron

Simply Screen Stencil & Accessories

Here are the goods (minus the glitter pack, which I couldn’t find when I took this photo).  I’m ready to get my craft on!


Chandelier T Shirt Tutorial

Make sure that you put something between your t-shirt and lay it down on a flat surface – smooth the stencil down firmly wherever you want the image to go (the stencil is self-adhesive).

Glue down with Simply Screen glue.

Place a line of glue across the top of the screen.  I’ll show you why in the next step.


Using the squeegee that comes with the stencil, spread the glue down the front in smooth strokes.  I repeated several times until the glue covered the image, making sure to get it in every part of the design. You can even go side to side – just make sure not to get any on the t-shirt!

Screenprinting with Glitter

Peel off the stencil and let the glue stand for 30 seconds.  Then sprinkle glitter all over the design, making sure to cover all areas well.  You might want to do this outside, or at least in an area that can be glitterized.  Don’t shake yet!

Allow the adhesive to dry for three hours, and then place parchment paper over the top. Iron for 30 seconds on the cotton setting.  Shake off the excess glitter and your design is done!

One other thing – Simply Screen also comes with some great paints, so you can combine paint and glitter to your heart’s content.  Fun, huh?

Thanks to Amy for stopping by and showing us how to add elegance to an average t-shirt...and thanks to you for visiting!  Don't forget to subscribe to HomeMadeville and HomeMadeville Social Media...just look for the buttons in the top right hand corner.

Happy Crafting!!

Niki

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the feature Niki - you are too kind!! :D

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  2. It's a great feature Niki! And Amy looks amazing in the shirt, :)

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