Printouts of artwork and each screen layer from BHG.com/ScreenPrint
Three 10×14-inch screen-printing screens
Screen drawing fluid
Heavyweight (at least 40#) paper: light blue
Water-soluble screen-printing paper ink: ivory, green, dark red
Tape off outer edges of screen. Using the squeegee, apply screen filler on the back side of screen onto all areas where ink should not come through the screen. Let dry overnight. Repeat on each screen. Note: If you make a mistake, dissolve 1 cup washing soda in 1 gallon of water and scrub the screen with a nylon bristle brush to start over.
Rinse screens with cool water to wash away blue drawing fluid. If needed, use an old toothbrush to remove stubborn areas. Let screens dry. Reapply tape to the edges, if necessary.
Place heavyweight blue paper on top of a folded piece of polar fleece. Place first screen, flat side down, onto paper. Lightly mark corners.
Use a plastic spoon to drop small amounts of the first ink color across top of screen. Have a partner hold the screen in place. Using firm, even pressure, pull squeegee down the screen, beginning at the top taped edge and ending at the bottom. Pull squeegee across screen only once. Lift screen straight up. Let artwork dry. Rinse screen or run multiple prints. Note: Work quickly; the ink will dry on the screen within 15 minutes.