When we make a trip to Lowe's I always look for anything that can be used as some kind of project or activity for L. As we passed by some window screens, I knew right away I wanted to paint on them! Lucky for me they were cheap too! A set of two window screens came to about $7 dollars.
When I got home I searched the blogoverse to see who else has painted on screens and I saw that one of my favorite blogs, Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi, has preschoolers painting on computer moniter filters, which is pretty much the same thing,
and then I was really excited to try our screens!
I set our screen printing space up outside...screens, some paint, paint brushes, and paper, and realized that the grass coming up through the screens would probably make for some neat prints!
We did this two ways.
We tried painting on the screen first and then laid the paper on top of the screen
and then we also tried painting the screen with the paper underneath
Both ways produced neat results, however I thought the first way produced "cooler" results...more pixelated pictures. We also discovered that the less paint on the screen, the more pixelated the pictures.
We really had a blast with this and we BOTH made lots of screen prints! When we wanted to "clear" our screens, we just hosed them off really quick, dried them with a towel, and started printing again.
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