How to use Silkscreens on Polymer Clay with Stencils

Today was all about thinking outside the box.  Lucy Struncova from LucyClaytools.com made a great Video on Polymer Clay and silk screening. Check it out on Facebook or Utube.

Rather than make a project today, I thought I would experiment with some scrap clay, Stencils, and silk screen. I choose a drab brown and ecru  because it was the first thing I grabbed out of my 20 lbs or more scraps. Seriously, scraps of clay are great for so many things.

I grabbed a small old silkscreen, and a simple stencil   and tried them together. It actually worked, but I had too much paint.

So next week I will try again with a  larger version and share that. Also watch for making your own transfer page with stamps.

*The cover picture was ran through  number medium, then thin sitting to stretch out pattern.

Heres what I did

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stencil, silk screen, scrap skinner blend and bowl of water for cleaning your screens
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apply stencil first and brayer on
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added silkscreen,Brayer on,  then paper on each side so the paint would only go on the silk screen

 

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thick bodied acrylic paint applied using a old credit card . Red is my favorite color so thats what I choose.
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It worked! the way lines are only in the stencil. The brown background has got to go. All that counts is that it was successful and I can now move on to perfecting it.

 

 

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