- DO NOT use MDF frames as they are too tough to staple.
- Thin paper is good for stencils but has a short life span and bleeds when overused (although this can be quite a good effect in itself)
- Maybe stencils made from acrylic sheets would work and last longer?
- Cardboard worked very well as a squeegee and different cardboard’s gave particular effects.
- Different fabrics for the screen gave particular effects with a wider weave leaving a nice textural detail.
- The screen worked better with acrylic paints after a few uses when it became properly saturated with colour.
- Layers of stencils and colours work well and offers an almost limitless opportunity for exploration.
- Small batches can easily be produced; these can be made into limited edition prints or cards for example.
- Printing is a lot of fun with quick results so is a great technique to work with in educational settings with the right preparation.
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Cubitt Education is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We work locally with schools, community centres and groups providing a diverse range of artist-led activities.