Monday, September 27, 2010
(image from Craftgrrl/girlx512)
I found this really nice tutorial for making your own silk screens for screen printing this morning. Thank you for posting it Kristi--the embroidery hoop frame is genius! I've heard some good stuff about Simply Screen paints working with handmade screens so I hope you'll think this is as cool as I do. I think a nice image of my dog Rocker would be awesome for this. Don't you?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ok. I can't believe it. It works to screen print on leggings! Chica and Jo came up with this super cute idea! They also put together a cute video how-to. Thanks girls! Target has cotton leggings for $6.00. Who's in?
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ok kids. I bought this T for 2.50 and I was so determined to make something fun. Here goes. Touchdown!!! T!!!
Somehow I managed to squegee in an arch around the helmet. You can use your favorite team's colors together too! I have to admit...I wasn't quite sure of my color combo. I'm crafty, not sporty! (but I am proud of our Colts!)
I handpainted the letters in silver with a wide brush. Before I forget to tell you, this screen set comes with three screens-touchdown, football, and football player. The size of screens makes it great for decorating small clothing.
No joke, this took about 10 minutes with cleanup to make. Will that ever not surprise me?!!?
The shorts were also on the clearance rack. Why not?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Cathie Filian made this fun pillow case. She called it the "doodle pillow case." I love that because the design really does look doodled... The trim on the edge makes it extra special. Pillow cases are a great project for a slumber party or to make as a gift for a young one (or actually, I'd love to get one). The instructions are right here!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Gooooooooo team!!! It's spirit day over here on the Simply Screen blog and we're making DIY Cheerleading shirts!
This is the cheer design which comes with two stencils---the cheerleader seen here and the "it's a cheer thing, you wouldn't understand." Will we ever tire of that saying?
The letter stencils make it easy to add individual or team names. I started with the middle letter centered at the bottom of the cheerleader. Print it and leave to dry, then add the outside letters.
I wanted the poms to be glittery so I put the screen back in place and screened the glue over the pom-poms only.
Sprinkle the glitter on while the glue is wet. This might have been my favorite part. ;) Shake off the extra glitter (outdoors) and leave to dry.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
You may have seen this silk screened design being embellished in the car on our Facebook page. I stitched the red button on as an after thought. In the last post, I used a patterned bag vs. this solid one. Any design works on a solid bag which is awesome. I kind of wish I would have done initials or a bolder design on the patterned bag so it shows up better. Wahhh, lesson learned, right?!?!
Let's add some sparkle finally to this bag I've been fussing with. I use the tip of a paint brush to apply the glue like this.
Then plop your sparkle into place! Did you know you can use Simply Screen's adhesive to glue the flat back crystals on?
This is the full pocket. I still have high hopes of embroidering around the pocket and butterflies.