I started playing around with block printing and noticed there aren’t very many tutorials on how to block print on fabric like t-shirts so I made this tutorial. You can make some pretty cool t-shirts this way. In many ways block printing is easier than screen printing (I have a tutorial on that here) and gives a nice, vintage look. Here’s how I do it.
Supplies used in the video:
Blick ReadyCut -> http://www.dickblick.com/products/bli…
Transfer Paper -> http://amzn.to/1xzdktj (Amazon link)
Carving Tool -> http://amzn.to/1yMrqNZ (Amazon link)
Speedball Fabric and Paper Ink -> http://amzn.to/1xzdzou (Amazon link)
Brayer -> http://amzn.to/1yJhhOS (Amazon link)
The studio lights I use to make my videos waste a lot of light so I made some cheap reflectors using bowls from the dollar store and foil tape (Amazon link). The new reflectors direct more light forward toward whatever I am filming. The reflector gives me about an extra 1 1/3 stops of light which is pretty good. Here’s how I did it.
My wife wanted a little shelf by the front door so she could put keep track of her wallet and keys. I came up with a simple and sleek floating shelf design that allows for quick access to keys and other important items. Here’s how I made it.
I used magnets like these from Amazon.
The keyhole bit I used was a Dremel 655 Keyhole Router bit like this one from Amazon.Share This:
I have a nephew who just turned 1 year old and his parents asked me to build him a busy board / activity center thing for him to play with. In this video, I show the busy board I built and discuss some of its features. Read on…Share This:
It’s not too difficult to screen print at home. In this video, I walk through the supplies and steps needed to screen print t-shirts and point out some helpful tips. This does require some special tools and supplies and does take some time but it allows you to print your own custom t-shirts, textiles, a papers. Read on…Share This: