Featured in August 2022
Screen printing has become a very popular art form amongst modern artists and hobbyists. It has an ancient history that has continued to evolve, becoming a staple in the art of printing. By the 1960s, Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, and Robert Rauschenberg used screen printing as an important element of their art. This month we provide you with all the tools necessary to dive into the craft of screen printing!
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JACQUARD VERSATEX SCREEN INK 4OZ, BLACK
Featured Medium - Retail $6.99USD
These semi-transparent water-based inks have a smooth, creamy consistency and long open time that screen printers rave about. The softest ink available for fabric, Versatex inks hold up exceptionally well to washing, making them the inks of choice for many textile printers. Non-toxic and odorless, Versatex inks are super vibrant on light-colored fabrics and papers. The colors mix and overlay beautifully and may be thinned and cleaned with water. Heat set for maximum permanence on fabric.
ALUMINUM SILK SCREEN, 8.5” X 10”
Featured Tool - Retail $24.99USD
This pre-stretched aluminum screen printing frame is cut and welded by hand and features fully welded corners that are ground to a smooth finish. Watertight, perfectly flat and precisely stretched, the white 110 mesh is evenly taut and adhered to the frame with durable glue.
6” GRAPHIC SQUEEGEE
Featured Tool - Retail $9.99USD
This polyurethane graphic squeegee has an 80 durometer urethane blade encased in an easy-to-use hard wood handle. Polyurethane blades are the firmest and most durable. They are impervious to acids, turpentine, thinners, and other chemicals, making them ideal for all types of ink. Built to last, this graphic squeegee is suited for high usage applications with any type of screen.
SMART ART HOBBY KNIFE
Featured Tool - Retail $5.99USD
This standard graphic art and hobby knife features a lightweight, 4-7/8” long aluminum handle and a clear plastic safety cap. Featuring a super sharp #11 blade.
SELF-HEALING CUTTING MAT, A5
Featured Tool - Retail $7.99USD
Self-healing cutting mats are great for protecting your table top from sharp blades, writing instruments and other art and craft tools. These 3mm thick PVC mats feature a durable 5-layer construction, a non-slip, non-glare surface, 1cm marks for precise alignment as well as 30°, 45° and 60° guides. Resilient self-healing surface won’t break down with repeated use and actually prolongs the life of knife blades.
BLANK STENCIL SHEETS 8.5” x 10”, 10 PK
Featured Tool - Retail $9.99USD
These blank stencil films are perfect for creating hand cut masking stencils that can be taped to a screen for printing. They are transparent which allows for easy reference of images. Stencils can be cut with a pair of scissors, a cutting knife, or hot cutters and are reusable.
ART ALTERNATIVES MASKING TAPE, 3/4” X 60 YDS. ROLL
Featured Tool - Retail $5.49USD
This standard masking tape is ideal for use with all types of paint, is easy to apply and easy to remove. This will be the perfect tool to secure your stencil to the silk screen, making for accurate and fabulous screen prints!
CANVAS TOTE BAG 14” x 16”, 10 oz THICKNESS (2 PCS)
Featured Tool - Retail $9.98USD ($4.99 each)
Transform these quality tote bags with your unique screen print design! These multipurpose canvas tote bags are great for DIY crafting projects, can be used as a grocery bag, book bag, beach bag, etc. They are heavy duty and durable and made from 80% natural cotton/ 20% polyester.