DIY Screen Printing with Vinyl!
If you have been around for a while, you know I have a passion for my Silhouette cutting machine. You can use it to make decals for shirts, design and print your own stickers, the projects are endless! I love cutting vinyl designs, but I always felt like I was wasting the negative of the cuts. But, did you know you can use the negatives to do your own DIY Screen Printing with vinyl?
For this project I used I used the negative of a decal I cut, of course I went with a Star Wars theme. You will also need the following:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Fabric Ink
- Squeegee, or putty knife
- Sheer fabric (I used an old sheer curtain)
- Painters Tape or masking tape
If you are careful and wash your screen with cold water after, you can reuse the screen and vinyl to make multiple prints. Check out the video below to see how to do this DIY Screen printing with vinyl project!
The key to getting a good print is to make sure you press your vinyl down and remove as many air bubbles as possible. Thicker fonts and designs also work better with the project.
If you want to use the same template that I used in this project, you can grab the free template below!
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