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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Screen Prints with crayons!

Something new we were taught in Hilary's MIP online class!  Breakdown printing using crayons!   Neocolor II and Gelato's.  Who knew!  Certainly not me!  This was a fun lesson and I'm happy with results!  These were all printed on layout paper (11"x 14").

The screen on the left was created by drawing with Gelato crayons.  The print on the right resulted by using plain print paste to transfer the image.  I added the top/side borders by rubbing Neocolor II crayons on a piece of cardboard. 

I only got one good print from this.  The other prints were mud!  Duh.

I used a rubber stamp as a rubbing to create the screen on the left with gelato's.  The far right was first printed using plain print paste.

The middle fabric was printed using yellow thickened dye.

Another rubbing (left)  using a cardboard stamp and Neocolor II crayons.

On the right is the 1st print using plain print paste.

I got three more prints from this screen using blue and green thickened dyes.
A fun screen print  fabrics I did this weekend are being washed.  Post upcoming on results!


  1. What now? Crayons? There sure is a lot to learn about printing! I like the texture a simple material such as cardboard adds.

  2. Who knew there is a art technique for adults playing with crayons!! Beautiful art.
    xx, Carol

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