Screen Print

Materials: Embroidery hoop, piece of cheese clothe large enough to cover hoop, stapler, heavy paper, such as tag board, tongue depressor, paper, scissors, finger paint.

Process:

  1. To make the “screen”, stretch 2 or 3 layers of cheese cloth between hoops.
  2. Cut any design from tag board with scissors, watching that design fits within the size of the hoop.
  3. Lay a piece of paper on the table.
  4. Place stencil on paper.
  5. Place screen on top of stencil.
  6. Drop some finger paint (consistency of toothpaste) in hoop on screen.
  7. Hold hoop with one hand, and scrape the paint across the stencil with a tongue depressor (short enough to fit inside hoop).
  8. Gently lift the stencil and hoop, making sure the stencil remains adhered to the cheese cloth.
  9. Repeat steps 3 through 8 for another print. Work rapidly so paint does not dry and clog cheese cloth.

Source: Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Authors: MaryAnn Kohl and Cindy Gainer)

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