DIY Screen Printing

Back in early December, I dragged my fiance to this event called Unique LA in downtown Los Angeles. I had so much fun browsing through all of the charming, handmade, one-of-a-kind items from various vendors (my fiance, not so much)! I bought a gold necklace with a beagle silhouette for myself :) I also purchased a variety of jams for my parents' Christmas gift, and even ran into my college classmate who is now running his own non-profit site, Greenaid

In my humble opinion, the best booth at Unique LA was The Unincorporated Life. They were offering a free DIY screen printing class {it would normally cost $75}so we jumped at the opportunity to learn from the best! The instructors had pre-made templates, but I wanted to create a one-of-a-kind design. I thought about designing something for our wedding, but I decided to create a design with our beagle, Louie, in mind. 

Step one: 
Come up with your design and sketch. Then insert the organza fabric into the hoop and tighten it. Stencil your sketch onto the organza fabric.

Step two: 
Paint the negative space with a mixture of modge-podge and food color. Wait for it to dry completely.

Step three: 
Grab your choice of medium (I chose a T-shirt) and fabric paint and roll it on!

My fiance made a Snoopy tote bag for me :) The quality of the photos are not stellar because it was taken with my old phone.

And there you have it! A custom, one-of-a-kind T-shirt and tote bag. I'm really happy with the results, being that it was our first time screen printing!

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  1. how neat!! i love how louie is such a big part of your lives. <3

  2. This event sounds fun but more surprising
    how this booth offering free DIY! I'd participated
    as well c: the sketch of the dog is really cute
    and I like the print! Xx

    1. Thank you :) It's one of my favorite T-shirts now! It's an annual event (they have one in SF, NYC, and LA) and yes, it was loads of fun (maybe not for the guys, haha)!