Saturday, November 21, 2009


I decided to explore silk screen printing. As a first attempt, I cut out a little tree design from regular paper, and taped the paper to the screen. Then I screen printed a few greeting cards.

Trees card
Lessons learned:
  • Regular printer paper is too thin--the paint started seeping through it very quickly. Next time I will use freezer paper instead.
  • I really should have fixed the placement of the screen on the card (just a few pencil marks would have been enough) before I started printing. Centering the screen on paper was very difficult.

Tree cards drying