8/18/16

DIY: Customize Stencils and Screenprint with Jacquard Products

A t-shirt is a blank slate where you can leave your mark of self-expression. For me stenciling and screen printing is a way of doing this. The key to a successful outcome is simplicity and product. 
This is why I use Jacquard products when it comes to my textile printing needs. For this DIY I used Jacquard's deColourant paste, which is a ready-to-use printing paste for removing areas of color from dyed natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool. Unlike bleach, deColourant removes color without jeopardizing the fiber. 

DIY below:

Simple Tip: It's nothing new to stencil/screenprint using Freezer paper. This trick is to print your actual stencil on the freezer paper. How?
Begin by getting card stock that measures the size of a normal sheet of paper. You can reuse this over again. Spray with any light spray adhesive glue.
Then take the sticky side of the card stock you just sprayed and place on the shiny side of the freezer paper. Cut the freezer paper then to match your card stock.
Print your stencil out with the print on the freezer paper side…Cut the stencil out.
Once everything is cut out, place your stencil shiny side down on your shirt or fabric. Iron the stencil into place and it should stick into place.
Place cardboard in between to prevent paste from going through the other side. 
 Now your ready to use Jacquard's deColourant paste.
Paint on the print using a paint or sponge brush. I did enough it looked wet. Then let dry.
To activate the deColourant, iron over the design. It should lighten on the natural fabric.
Remove the stencil and iron again over the design to darken the highlight. Wash with mild detergent.
My students love the deColourant paste post tie dye projects. They can create their designs over the dye without ruining their projects with bleach bleeding through. It will look as if it was tie dyed that way. The mermaid shells are a favorite…

Check out other amazing Jacquard products and project ideas here.

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