I was recently asked to sample and review Plaid’s Simply Screen DIY Silk Screen Kit. I decided to make a little something for my newest little man. I figured I would try a “small” project first!
You guys know our crafting style… Quick, cheap and easy. I always look for those three things when I try out a new product. Here are the steps I followed to use Plaid’s Simply Silk Kit.
I started by setting up my light box. I like that this is the box that the product actually comes in. It saves on storage when you are finished because you can just throw everything back inside.
A couple simple steps and I had my light box…
You make your own artwork on your computer and print it on standard paper. You can use any program that allows clip art. I love wienie dogs, so I printed one out on my printer. This took only a few minutes and I like that you have the option of anything you can find on your computer. There are a million free clipart files on the internet, so that is a ton of options. Plus, you can use any font you have on your computer as well.
Now I just put the screen down over the artwork. I taped my edges down to hold it in place.
Then I put it in my light box for 25 minutes with the artwork facing DOWN. I learned the hard way that this is an important detail 😉
After it comes out of the light box you use a sponge in a tray of water (included) to rub off the blue material where your artwork was. That leaves a blank screen where your artwork is.
Now I placed the screen on my onesie. This is the part where I think you really need to be careful. I made sure to secure it with tape down to my onesie. If the screen moves at all you will have a messy design under it. I found that it stayed in place great with my tape though.
Then, I just used the included black screen paint over the artwork with a brush. The kit includes 3 colors, but they have a HUGE selection of colors you can purchase.
This was the result…
I had to get my model to share a few shots as well of course 😉
For me it was a few more steps than I usually do, however I was very pleased with the results.
A few things I love about this product…
You can purchase it at Hobby Lobby with a price of $39. With a 40% off coupon that is cheapo!
Hobby Lobby carries it online and only charges $3 shipping on your order… Whoop!
I like that you only have to buy the refill papers and paints and not an entire kit… Again use those 40% coupons!
I like that you can reuse the cut screens as much as you want… Just like a stencil.
You can check out more about Plaid’s Simply Screen Kit HERE!!
Let me know if you have any questions about this product… I will do my best to answer them 🙂 Happy Tuesday!