How to silk screen a patch using the photo emulsion method

Dar Stellabotta, How to silkscreen a patch

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8 Videos (16m)
    • Intro

      3:00
    • Preparing the photo emulsion

      1:36
    • Coating screen with photo emulsion and drying

      2:04
    • Clean up and storing of photo emulsion

      0:32
    • Burning your screen and preparing it for printing

      3:18
    • Printing your patch

      3:39
    • Clean up after printing

      0:48
    • Setting the ink into the fabric

      0:48

About This Class

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In this class I will show you how to silk screen a patch design using the photo emulsion method in a home based atmosphere. The photo emulsion method of silk screen printing can also be applied to print shirts and other garments as well.

Here are some things you will need:

1. Fabric (for the patch)

2. black image on white back ground

3. flood lamp fixture

4. 150 watt incandescent bulb

5. tape measure

6. ruler

7. photo emulsion with sensitizer (you have to add the sensitizer to the emulsion)

8. sink (with spray fixture)

9. paint paddle for mixing

10. screen with frame

11.squeegee

12. popsicle sticks

13. packing tape or painters tape

14. timer

15. old white tshirt

16. soft bristle nylon scrub brush

17. fridge (optional)

18. black fabric (or old black tshirt)

19. real piece of glass

20. fabric scissors 

21. lint roller (optional)

22. silk screen ink

23. iron

Many of these things are common house hold object or can be bought at a reasonable price at the store.

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Good for anyone starting out - easy to follow
I would definitely recommend this class. Dar is an excellent teacher.
I love how you show how you don't need a ton of space to create really neat art!

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How to silkscreen a patch


My name is Dar Stellabotta. I am a screen printing artist, musician and film maker from Southern Maryland USA. I screen print at my shop Mystical Merchant Hut. I have a AA degree in Secondary Education and I am working towards a Media AA along with a graphic design certificate.

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