THIS IS A SILKSCREEN, NOT AN OPEN CUT OUT STENCIL FOR TRACING, BUT A MESH. THE MESH MATERIAL HAS AN IMAGE EMBEDDED ALLOWING ONE TO PUSH PAINT THROUGH IT ONTO A SURFACE TO RECREATE THE IMAGE.
Ready to use silk screens designed for use with polymer clay. Though, they can be used on any surface you can silk screen. Also can be used to etch glass. (They do not come with a frame. This is the silk screen only.) The example picture depicts the black areas as being the paint. Silk screens are made to order. May take 5 - 7 business to create your order and will be shipped the next day.
How to use your silk screen: Nice thing about this new type of silk screens is you can use them from either side. Place the silk screen bright side down on your surface. Put a line of paint along one edge. (I recommend heavy body paint, but most paint will work fine if it is not too runny.) Pull the paint across the stencil with a squeegee or on old credit card. Remove the stencil by slowly lifting up from one side. Repeat this process to quickly screen another image or place the screen in cool water.
How to care for: Place your silk screen in a bowl of cool water as soon as you finish with it to keep the paint from drying and clogging up the screen ( water based paints ). You DO NOT want the paint to dry on the screen. It will clog up the material and not work properly. Clean your silk screens with cool tap water. If you must scrub the screen, use a natural sea sponge and ONLY scrub on the dull side. Let it dry on a paper towel and re-use after it’s dry.
Glass etching creams won't hurt the silk screen. Etch glass with the same stencil over and over again. When etching glass I just lightly wet the screen to let it stick to the glass then gently spread the etching cream over the screen. Or you can use a light coating of stencil adhesive spray to keep in in place.
You can silk screen on: Polymer clay, Fabric, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Paper, Walls, Metal, Stone
Use it with virtually any paint: spray paint, etching paste, textile paint, oil based paints, ceramic paint,ceramic glazes, enamels, tube acrylic paints
Reusable: Clean stencils with plain tap water, latex paint remover, paint thinner or oil based paint remover, let dry and reuse over and over again.