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Images produced by the process of screen-printing surround us everywhere we go, from the garments we wear to the pillows we put on our couches; from the bags we carry our belongings in to the mugs from which we drink coffee. Screen printing has a long history--it is the way Andy Warhol had his celebrity portraits produced. It can be done on a large scale, but it is also very easy to do with simple and affordable materials at home. With the increasing interest in personalization and in making a statement with your own customized clothes and artwork, screen printing is being rediscovered by the younger DIY audience. It is a technique with a long history--but suddenly lots of crafters are trying their hand at it at home.

The aim of this book is to simplify the process of screen-printing. Presented in a step-by-step format to show that it can be used in a variety of environments, whether they plan to print on a table in a kitchen (that's how Laura Ashley started her design empire in London), a longer table in a garage, or a full studio in a basement or loft. It will also include chapters on adapting screen-printing to special areas of artistic interest and suggestions for applying the technique to produce something beautiful and functional. Home Screen Printing Workshop shows them how to print their own designer T-shirts, tote bags, scarves or posters, banners and serigraphs. The sections include simple resist printing, making a direct block out screen, making a photographic screen with found objects, making a one color simple repeat design, printing a multicolor design, printing on t-shirts, creating an engineered print, using the drama of B&W, printing with three dimensional ink, discharge printing (ink-less printing), making a photographic screen with textures, and solving common screen print problems.


DIY projects that tap screen printing, such as pillows, t-shirts, etc.

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Paul Thimou was introduced to the screen-printing process in the early 1980s after studying photography at the New York Institute of Photography. He teaches at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. He uses screen-printing technique in combination with other methods to produce art work for exhibitions and crafts for selling or giving as gifts. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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christi, December 27, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
This book comes out right on time. Crafts are blowing up at the same time t-shirts are all the rage. What a great way to explore this medium. If you can screenprint, you can make anything from wall art to t-shirts to Christmas cards. Youcan get all kinds of materials online, so this book is a great start to a host of projects and possibly a home-based business.
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Do It Yourself Techniques, Design Ideas, and Tips for Graphic Prints
Thimou, Paul
ou, Paul
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