Screen printing for cards

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am excited to share some cards using a new to me technique - screen printing.  At Creativation 2020 I helped out in the Screen Sensations booth, demoing their screen printing kit.  I came back with several screens and paint to experiment with.  I have also made a video to share my tips from my experience using the kit.  My favorite one out of the six I made is this shaker card using metallic gold paint.

The screen printing process worked out very well on acetate as you can see.  Here's a very different card made with the same fairy pattern.  Also, it is easy to reverse the screen going the other direction (as long as the design doesn't include words).

note:  the kit, screens, and paint were provided to me by Harvest Direct with no obligation to use.  All opinions are my own and links to the products from them are not affiliate links.  Regardless of the way I acquire products I only use what I like and share my honest opinion.

Here's another example with the Sunflower screen.  I colored in just the flower with colored pencils and blended with gamsol, added a die-cut, matted onto a solid layer, then finally on coordinating patterned paper.

Next up are some cards where I used Rinea gold glossy foiled paper as the base with red paint. I fussy cut around three of the five different Sunburst patterns (as you will see on the screen itself in the photo).  I then cut two ovals in ruby glossy foiled paper and layered on top of a slightly larger gold glossy oval.  the background is a solid layer of the ruby with gold stripes added on top.

Last is an example of a Christmas card design in a tree shape.  I combined the blue and yellow paints from the primary colors set to make a deep green color to do the screen printing with.  Then I cut the print into a tree shape to mirror the design and used a blending brush to add a layer of lighter green ink over top.  Last, I layered the tree on patterned paper and on a kraft card base.

Here is the video showing the screen printing process.

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Products used from Screen Sensations: Kits: Paint: Metallic collection & Primary collection Screens:

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