Dorothy’s hints & tips

Dorothy has put to­gether some handy point­ers to help you get your best screen print­ing

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Know How -

Al­ways stick the screen to the side of the frame with the writ­ing and slot it into the lid with the tape fac­ing to­wards you so that the screen is flat against the pa­per when the lid is closed.

You can re­use the mask­ing tape sev­eral times – just peel off care­fully and stick on the edge of the ta­ble ready to pick up for the next time.

Wash the screens and frame in luke­warm soapy wa­ter and then rinse – hang screens over a plas­tic clothes airer to dry.

Keep any left­over mixed colours in small zi­plock plas­tic bags – the ink will keep for a few days.

Use a heavy­weight pa­per such as 300gsm wa­ter­colour pa­per to print onto so that the pa­per doesn’t buckle or warp.

Some of the inks have dif­fer­ent con­sis­ten­cies – when print­ing onto ac­etate you might need to mix some of the colours, such as adding white to get a thicker ink.

Use damp J-cloths rather than kitchen towel to wipe the screens and frames. Clean the whole kit thor­oughly when fin­ished be­fore the ink dries to keep it look­ing like new.

Start print­ing with your own Screen Sen­sa­tion!

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