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#1 of 4 Old 11-19-2009, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I want to make a silk screen type thing so I can print some onesies. I thought about doing linoleum block prints, but with a 9 month old I am not sure I have time to be carving linoleum. I'd like something that's reusable (so doing the freezer paper stencil is out). I haven't done silk screening in years and the method I used involved some kind of gelatine that you could cut with an Xacto knife and I never see that for sale anymore. So.... what is the easiest way to make a reusable print given that I have a LO around?
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I can't wait to try this stuff.

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I use acetate film aka transparency film. I create my images in illustrator, print it out then cut with an xacto knife. I did a tutorial for it on my blog. The tute is actually done with a regular paper print under the film b/c the image was larger than what I could print onto the film but the concept is the same.

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Repositionable spray adhesive (try typing that fast when NAK) is your friend when playing with stencils, IMO.

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