DIY screen printed tote bag: 4 easy steps
Want to get creative with your kids?
Make your own tote with an easy-screen-print-kit!
Together with Atelier Bingo we developed a print that originates from screenprinted bits and pieces put together in a wonderful collage.
This collaboration inspired us to do some simple screen printing of our own! Check out our fun little tote project below and discover the basics of screen printing and how it comes to life.
You can also make your own greeting cards, decorate your pillow case or create something on each paper or textile item you can imagine!
Totally into screen printing and its vibrant colours? Then you should definitely check out our collection made together with the famous screen print duo Atelier Bingo?
Check it out here!
Firstly, you will need to gather all necessary tools. The most important are the screen and squeegee. With the squeegee you will press the paint through the screen. The pattern that is placed on the screen will block the paint on some parts, creating the design you want to print.
This is what you need:
• screen print frame
• stencil paper
• craft knife
• a great dose of infinite imagination
STEP 1: Design your own print
This is where the creativity comes in! Draw the shapes you want to print. When designing your print, keep in mind that you have to be able to cut out the shapes with a craft knife. Make a stencil for each colour you want to print.
STEP 2: Prepare the stencil
Cut out all the shapes you want to print. Tape the stencil that you want to print first to the bottom of the screen and position it on the item you want to print on.
STEP 3: Print!
Add the ink to the screen and use the squeeguee to spread the paint over the screen. Always make vertical strokes and make sure you cover the complete stencil.
STEP 4: le moment suprême
Carefully remove the print and tadaaa, your first print is ready! Repeat this process once the paint is dry until you have printed all the shapes and colours of your design.
Hope you have lots of fun with this project! We would love to see your designs, so make sure you send us a picture. Enjoy!