Mess free Screen Printing for beginners

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Hello darlings!

You know by now how I love to try it out every and any craft I can get my hands on, right? That's why I jumped at the chance to play around with screen printing. The Screen Sensation System is very easy to use and the results are professional. Want proof? Keep reading!


The Screen Sensation Starter kit includes everything you need to start screen printing at home. The main unit is made of sturdy plastic and is very straightforward to use. I also got 4 paint colors, 3 mesh screens and a roll of fixing tape (reviewed here by my little helper, Natalia).


As I am a newbie at screen printing I read the instructions carefully and decided to start with something easy. I was going to print on card paper. 

So I set my the unit with a screen that had the most cute bear and the saying "Dream big little one". I choose that for obvious reasons. I wanted to make something to put on Natalia's room. Little did I know I was going to be making this on repeat for all our friend's kids!


Anyway, I used the fixing tape to tape both the screen and the paper on the unit. There's a very handy grid on the unit so that you're printing medium is on straight.

Then I closed the lid and applied the Buttermilk color paint at the top of the mesh. 


Then I used the squeegee and pushed the paint down to the other end of the frame. Whoosh! It was so fun!!! I strongly recommend using plain paper or other cheap medium before you are confident that you'll get it right. It took me a couple of tries but I did it! I screen printed a very nice print!


You can save the extra paint left in the squeegee for your next tries too. Then I opened the lid and ta-da! My very own handmade screen printed at home, print!


I washed everything with lukewarm water and layed the mesh screen flat to dry. Everything is very easy to fold and store away, something crucial when you have filled your craft room with tons of yarn don't have a lot of space.

I have made a couple of dozen of them already all of them in cardstock. I framed them with a cheap IKEA frame and given them as presents. They were very well received and no one could tell they weren't professionally printed!


All in all I love this kit. It's robust, easy to use, mess-free and easy to clean. I can't wait till I will have time to play with it again. I want to try it on other materials too, especially leather. I think it would make exceptional bags!

Have you ever tried screen printing? What's a new craft/hobby you'd like to take on?


Lots of love



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40 comments

  1. I bet your friends loved their print! I haven't tried screen printing before but this looks awesome!

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  2. that looks to be sooo fun! i can't wait to get one since I love printmaking and I want to create some new pieces for my apartment!
    xx Jen
    http://lilthoughtswithjen.com/

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  3. Wow, you have so much useful information here. I love different diy projects, especially if i can do those with my kids. I'm thinking to add one of these to my living room interior design. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I absolutely love these! I would love to make one for my son's room, although I have absolutely no artistic capabilities whatsoever. Was this difficult to do, especially for a beginner?

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  5. That's so clever! And it looks really professional too

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  6. I am terrible and anytypes of arts and crafts. I am sure I would make a mess out of this mess free kit lol.

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  7. I was unaware that there was a kit for this! I used to do a lot of screen printing myself and it's super transferable onto many mediums! Have you thought about making your own screens? Could be a very interesting project?

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  8. You might have professed yourself as being a newbie at screen printing but also I think that your craftmanship is impeccable! I like to hear that it is mess free as well!

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  9. You gave them as presents? Genius! I love a homemade present over something store bought any day.
    Also, I am a mega beginner in the DIY space, so I love how you broke this all down step by step!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this. I have wondered for a long time what would be a good way to make these. Since I am a motivational and inspirational quotes lover, this is really great. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love this kit as well! It's so much fun. I think screen printing is really awesome and there's so much that you can do with it, from shirts to decor like this!

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  12. You had me at "mess free" HAHA Toddler mom over here and looking for mess free anything! This is a great craft

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  13. I love it! such an easy way to create amazing gifts and not only! to be honest, I had no idea about this type of printing! thank you for sharing

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  14. I've never heard of screen printing, it certainly looks like fun and is pretty too. Also looks kid friendly, so the older kids will have hours of fun with this - no need to buy anymore paintings to hang up!

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  15. Oh wow! This reminds me, I would like my children to learn this. So maybe I have will them attend a one-afternoon workshop on screen printing. :D They can use this skill for a side business.

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  16. This is such a cool idea and I can't wait to play it with my little man that's coming soon!

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  17. Screen printing is great, I have done a lot of art and even apparel using screen printing. I like that this is designed to get kids doing something creative and they would make great gifts for grandparents and other family/friends.

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  18. I've never tried screen printing myself. It looks like it would be messy with my lot as they live to create mess everywhere they go. It looks like you can make some lovely gifts with it and the kit makes it less messy.

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  19. I've never done any kind of screen printing but I do love quotes! I could have so much fun with this! Thank you for sharing this! I'm definitely gonna give it a try!

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  20. This is such a fun and easy craft idea. I did screen printing a looonnggg time ago, in Tech class I think it was called. It was a lot of fun :)

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  21. I know the serigraphy, as a Graphic Designer is one of the branches that I acknowledge much, also I think this kind of serigraphy is more manually or handmade in my point of view I prefer the machines of many heads or entirely digital.

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  22. I haven't done screen printing before. Your cards look gorgeous, I want to try making this craft with my kids now!

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  23. I didn't know this could be done at home. This a great idea

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  24. Wait I've never done this! Had no idea I could do this myself. What a fun DIY! Easy and mess free? Count me in.
    xo, Sondra
    Cusineandtravel.com

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  25. I'm pretty crafty, but I've never tried screen printing before. It looks like so much fun! Definitely going to try this.

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  26. I like this starter kit. I have never tried screen printing before but I am sure it would be easy to do at home with the kit.

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  27. I love this idea. I’ve always wanted to try screen printing

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  28. Oh I just love this!! My husband is a graphic designer and loves to create designs such as this. We have never done screen printing before though!

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  29. Such a hobby you got! I mean, crafting can be so fun and help to exercise one's time. Well, you just made them look so pretty and I'm certain everyone else is loving them too.

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  30. I have always wanted to try screen printing but I thought you had to have a bunch of equipment to do so. This is so neat and I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Thanks for sharing! I would love to get one of these to make things with my daughters. I think they would really enjoying making their own screen-printed stuff to put up around the house.

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  32. I just got into screen printing shirts for my fellow dance moms and I for when we go to competitions. I need to get this kit because it looks so much easier then the set I have now. Great job!

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  33. I am loving what you created! I don't think I know anyone who does screen printing, but you have me intrigued to give it a try!

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  34. This is so very cool. I wonder if I could do something with my teens and something like this at the library. I think they would love the opportunity to be creative with the screen printing.

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  35. I didn’t know I could do screen printing at home. It is wonderful to find there is a kit for this. Guess we know what we are doing this weekend .... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  36. I always wanted to learn silk screen printing. Thanks for sharing this new hobby. Kids would love this as well!

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  37. Wow such a fantastic idea, my kids will love it and guess what me too as its less messy๐Ÿ˜€ and yes do share it again when you will try on leather bags.

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  38. Wow such a fantastic idea, my kids will love it and guess what me too as its less messy๐Ÿ˜€ and yes do share it again when you will try on leather bags.

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  39. Mess-free always gets my attention! This is a great and fun idea, thanks for sharing!

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  40. Geraline BatarraMay 31, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    This is so interesting! I've never knew that there is an available kit for this kind of activity thanks to you now I know and I will definitely buy that for me to start to make my own prints.

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