Using THIS tutorial, I made a screen. (It's the 4th screen I've made using this technique! Click HERE for my first experience with faux screenprinting.) After making several sketches I decided on a design.
I invited my friend Susan over to help with the printing. (I needed to make 100 patches as part of the goodie bags I was creating for the grand opening of ON3 Photography.)
We cut out all colors of felt to use as our canvas.
Pazely assisted. Very well, I might add. This ended up being a 2 person job!
Fabulously messy screen. (This was only after several inkings. 100 prints later? Yeah, super FUN mess!)
I let them dry overnight.
But first I washed the screen like a good crafty girl.
When they were dry, I added some stitching detail around the edges with my sewing machine. It was really fun mixing all the random colors of felt with different colors of thread.
Once sewn (& not pictured:), I ironed on some heat-n-bond to the backside & then cut around the corners & edges to create a clean line.The paper backing remains attached until ready for ironing on.
Labels were made & the patches were packaged up.
I've always wanted to make patches & it was a really great project to play with!