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Screen printing at home with Screen Sensation

Screen printing at home with Screen Sensation

You know that I love to try new crafts. Recently I tried making my own candles and now screen printing. I admit that screen printing at home always sounded scary but I loved the idea of printing my own tea towels or t-shirts, just never knew where to start. Thankfully Screen Sensation came to my rescue by providing me with their own Screen Sensation system to try screen printing at home!

Screen printing at home with Screen Sensation

Screen Sensation system

The Screen Sensation kit consists of a base unit, frame, small and large squeegee, stir sticks, and a collapsible ink bowl. You can choose from their wide variety of screens which come in two sizes (12×12 and 7×5).

The idea is simple, simply affix a screen to your frame with ScreenSensation fixing tape (which is specially formulated to be safe on the emulsion layer) and make a print. Screen Sensation also make their own inks which are water based, drain safe, and wash out in cold water. The great thing about the inks is that once the ink is fully cured onto a solid surface or heat set into fabric, it becomes permanent.

screen printing at home

I was excited to try out screen printing at home! alongside the kit I received a Kaleidoscope Screen of a repeating butterfly pattern and was able to choose a few extras to use, along with some different inks and a guide on how to set everything up. I admit to being slightly nervous but I really didn’t need to be. I followed the instructions, taping the screen to the frame, placing paper into the base unit, applying the ink and carefully squeezing it over the frame.

screen printing at home

I did a few practice runs onto a sheet of paper and was really blown away with the results! I quickly learned a few tips, such as making sure your screen was held down tightly with the tape, and pressing down evenly with the squeegee. Any spills were easy to wipe up with a wet wipe and the frame could easily be re-positioned thanks to the fixing tape.

easy screen printing at home

The Screen Sensation Kit is ideal for making items at home. You can make your own cards, invitations, or even print onto fabric. I made a t-shirt for my daughter, a bag for my husband and tried to print a tea-towel too. I learned a lot at my first attempt (such as you can’t fold fabric, everything needs to be flat!) so I’m looking forward to using it again soon.

screen printed butterflies tea towel

It’s a lovely way to make handmade gifts at home, or personalise things for a birthday party. It also makes screen printing at home really easy as everything you need is in the kit. You can buy extra inks and screens but this is a great way to explore screen printing and I’m so excited to try making other things.

The Screen Sensation 12 x 12 kit is available on the Crafting.co.uk site for £89.99, where you’ll also find loads of helpful information and tips. I’m delighted to be able to share a generous 25% off any Screen Sensation purchase at Crafting.co.uk using the code SSBL25-WAJR4.

11 Comments

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    Sarah
    May 5, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Ah how fun! And what a gorgeous print too, I love the colour!

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    Elizabeth
    May 5, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Oh wow, how pretty is this!? I’ve never tried screen printing before – I had no idea it was so simple to do!

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    Melanie williams
    May 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    This looks so impressive! Such a good quality print and great that it can be done at home x

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    Ashleigh Dougherty
    May 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I have always wanted to try screen printing! I love the design you created with the butterflies!

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    Kirsty
    May 5, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I really love this butterfly print, it’s great how versatilie you can use the print for. I didn’t realise how easy it is to use a screen print. I thought it would be much harder to transfer the print.

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    michelle twin mum
    May 5, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Well I never, I’d never have guessed you could screen print at home, this is wonderful and you’ve done a great job. Mich x

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    Fatima
    May 5, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Screen printing is so much fun! I did it some years ago as an activity at the school. The result was great!

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    Whatlauraloves
    May 7, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Wow I love how effective this is! Would be a great way to save cost on gifts for people but give them something even more special! Xxx

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    Linda Hobbis
    May 7, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Caitlin would absolutely love this set – a great way to make really personalised things. Not sure I’d be much good at it though.

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    Iris Tilley
    May 8, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Well this is something new and different to-do at home I love this idea.

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