St. Patrick's Day Wood Greeting Sign


St. Patrick's Day Wood Greeting Sign

I'm excited to show you a St. Patrick's Day project "how-to" tutorial!

DIY St. Patricks Day Wood Sign

Firstly, I created a design based on a St. Patrick's Day blessing using Microsoft Word. Once I formatted it to fit the wood surface it would be transferred on, I printed it on transparency film and made the stencil. While the stencil was soaking in water, I prepped my area and started painting the piece of wood.

DIY At Home Screen Printing Supplies

I covered my work area with brown protective paper. I gathered Speedball green screen printing ink, blue painters tape, and a foam brush.

DIY St Patricks Day Wood Sign

I applied blue painters tape to the twine to protect it from getting painted green. (This step is not necessary if the wood piece did not include a twine hanger)

DIY At Home Screen Printed Wooden Sign

Using the foam brush and green Speedball ink, I painted the piece of wood.

Easy At Home Screen Printing Kits

Using the roll of blue painters tape as a prop, I painted all 4 sides of the wood piece. I allowed the ink to dry for about 30 minutes.

DIY Custom Screen Printing Stencils

Here is a look at the stencil I created. I actually put two different designs on one 8.5"x11" EZScreen stencil.

DIY Custom Screen Printing Supplies

I then cut the stencil to make two different screen print stencils.

DIY Emulsion Screen Print Sheets

I prepped my work area, and got a jar of white Speedball screen printing ink and a 2" squeegee.

DIY Screen Print Emulsion Sheets

I aligned the stencil on top of the wood piece.

EZScreen DIY Stencil Kits

I loaded the squeegee with white ink, and spread it evenly over the stencil.

DIY Screen Printed Custom Wood Sign

I lifted the corners to make sure the ink went all the way through the stencil. If there were any voids, I would lay the stencil back down and go over that area again with ink.

DIY Screen Printed Wooden Sign

I removed the stencil and washed it off immediately with water. I noticed the surface of the wood was very textured, so the words did not come out as crisp as I had hoped.

Easy Custom Screen Printing Supplies

With a fine artist brush, I went over the design with green ink, to clean up any rough edges.

DIY Personal Screen Printing Products

Wallah! I hung the sign by the front door as a St. Patrick's Day greeting sign! Thanks for reading :)

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