Saturday, September 20, 2008
You will need:
Screen printing ink (i used superball that cost about $5 at a local shop but you can probs get it online), a paint brush, a nylon, krazy glue, push pins, a hat (preferably a free hat you don't like.... yet) and some sort of frame. Of course all this can be done on a t-shirt as well.
Also props to craftgrrl for the concept of using nylons.
Start with a hat that needs re-purposing like this cooperate gecko hat:
I don't show this but I blacked out the gecko with black screen printing ink.
Draw your image on a 3x5" note card.
Stretch the Nylon around a frame and tape it down:
Trace the image onto the nylon with a black pen:
Take the card away and cover the lines with Krazy Glue:
Once the glue has dried test the screen on a piece of paper:
If you are satisfied with the image cut out the section of the screen:
Pin the screen to the hat and paint it:
Remove the screen and touch up the design:
Wash the screen let it dry and repeat.