Workshop Wednesday: Stencil Screen Printing
Big news, y'all: The Houston Makerspace Print Shop is up and running!
Our fabulous member-turned-instructor Falon hosted our first stencil screen printing class last Saturday where she taught us how she makes prints by layering handmade stencils and interesting combinations of ink.
The first step is to simply cut a stencil or two from a heavyweight paper using an Exacto knife.
The stencil is the then taped to the screen which is clamped into our fancy printing table.
A little ink is placed on the screen.
It's then spread and pushed through the stencil using a squeegee.
Stencils can be layered over each other to create your desired effect.
Screen printing with stencils is a fun, easy way to make limited edition runs of prints while getting familiar with the screen printing materials.
More printing classes (including more like this!) will be posted soon, so stay tuned over at our class listing page!
In addition to being an active member and instructor at Houston Makerspace, Falon Mihalic is is a landscape artist and writer with a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her company, Falon Land Studio LLC, designs gardens and public art with a focus on regional ecology.You can see more of Falon's work on her website, http://www.falonland.com