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Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by taeliac Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by taeliac
Once I learned how to do this, I just knew I'd have to make a tutorial out of it, because it's so much easier than I had ever thought it could be! I was so afraid of screen printing, but a friend (K8) assured me that it wasn't that bad when I'm doing it like this, and guess what? She's totally right!

So here, I thought I'd share it with you - maybe now you won't feel so afraid to do it. And become addicted to it (like me).

Where to buy the supplies:
- Contact paper can be boughten at Target for like $7/roll, but similar stores should carry it. The rolls last a lot longer than I expected!
- Screen printing ink: You may be able to find this at a lot of place, but I always buy mine from Artist and Display. If you don't have one near you, they do have an online store. It's a great place that's been absorbing all of my money lately :D
- All the other supplies can be boughten at somewhere like JoAnn Fabrics or the like, they're pretty easy to find.

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Just a note: Sorry for the watermark, but I'm still leary on things being used where I don't necessarily want them to be. All the photos in the tutorial are (c) me, except for the very last one, which awesome credit goes to Doll at

Feel free to link to this or whatnot, but please don't redistribute it without my consent.

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~View all of my Artisan Crafts tutorials here~

2007 Taeliac Studio/Samantha Lemieux ~
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If you feel the process of screen printing has you baffled Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by `taeliac is just the tutorial for you.It is not only comprehensive but easily explained with no fuss directions.It's uses are endless and you will soon find yourself printing your creative designs in no time at all.This is just one of many fabulous tutorials she had made available to us. ( Featured by znow-white )
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Brisbane-Printing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome, thanks for the tutorial!!
catfruitcup Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, I was always afraid to use contact paper since it can't be reused, but it really makes nice clean designs! Have you ever tried a brayer (not the crappy foam ones) instead of a stencil brush? I'm looking to save my wrists : ) Great tut-thank you!
MistressAine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
This is an awesome tutorial. I usually try to go through all the comments before I ask a question but there are a lot of comments on this and I eventually gave up so I apologize if this has already been asked. I was wondering what kind of fabric you did this on. I am getting ready to make my Himawari and am using a lovely satin and am nervous about putting the contact paper on it and killing it. Thank you.
Peacherine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for always posting such helpful tutorials... although I didn't use the actual screenprinting ink (I used Jacquard Lumiere paint for a really nice metallic effect), I did find the contact paper stencil idea worked very well for all these birds on Sakura's kimono!  :)  [My mom and I work together on outfits... hers will be this one of Yuuko's, but I painted all the clouds by hand without stencils or anything.

I'll probably be making the same Yuuko outfit as yours in this tutorial in the coming year, so this technique will prove very handy again! Thank you so much for sharing~ :heart:
Peacherine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Doh!  found out my links don't work! so, anyway, Sakura's outfit is this: and Yuuko's outfit is this: :)
Ayosta Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I have a question: Can you keep using the design?
RyokoYuuki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would this work on pleather fabric?
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know, I never thought of it, but I don't see why it wouldn't. I think the biggest issue would be it cracking off after a while, though, unless you sealed it with some sort of poly coating. I would test it out for you, but I don't have access to any of my studio stuff since we moved to Japan, sorry :( If you try it, though, please let me know how it turns out...
RyokoYuuki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, if I use this method I'll be sure to let you know. =)
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