I made this little bubble racer back for Boo today and added her initials to the front. We tested out the water in the pool…..still a little cold, but getting warmer!
Then I used double sided tape on the back of a sheet of contact paper…..
You can read my full tutorial on screen printing with contact paper, but in a nutshell I placed the contact paper stencil on the back of my screen and applied a glob of white screen printing ink at the top. Note: I’ve used many different kinds of white screen printing ink…..all with different results. I love the Versatex white ink because it doesn’t crack and is very soft when washed.
To get the three dimensional look, I pulled the ink DOWN the image and then repeated several times using enough pressure to bleed some of the ink under the contact paper. Then I repeated the same process pulling the ink from RIGHT to LEFT over the image to get the ink to bleed under the other way.
Note: You might want to practice this on a scrap piece of fabric to get the pressure right…..but since the ink is going under the contact paper you will need to wash and dry your screen for each print.