A week ago, I shared this fun, fast and EASY tote I made over at CraftQuickies.com , a site dedicated to crafts you can make in 30 minutes or less. Well today, I am really excited to show you a wonderful quick craft you can make for halloween- a screen printed skull tote!
Whether you need something fashionable for Trick-or-Treating, shopping for candy, or just tote random odds and ends, this little tote is an awesome way to get in the spooky spirit- but you could also use this technique on any fabric (wouldnt this be a cute mod shirt?).
The best part? I am using a product that makes silk-screening super easy. Like, a few seconds and you are done. Seriously- opening the ink and reading the instructions took longer than doing one skull image. Want to know how I did it? Read on!
I was recently given a bunch of awesome supplies to check out from fashionartprojects.com and found a really cool tool inside the package they sent me: Zip Screens.
Zip Screens are pre-made silk screens in a variety of fun designs. One of the designs they included in my package was a cool looking skull, perfect for Halloween.
I grabbed an extra canvas tote I had laying around, a few strings of bakers twine, and the screen and paint, and set to making this fun, modern tote for Halloween!
First, I made a quick grid using bakers twine as a guide. I wasn’t super concerned with my skulls being perfectly lined up- but you could use painters tape and a ruler if you’d like your tote to be exact.
I then placed down the skull screen, face up.
I opened up the black pain package and cut the tip off the paint bag, according to directions. Since the paint comes attatched to a card, you don’t need a spatula or any extra silk screen tools- very cool!
I just spread the paint along the screen by gently squeezing more paint out, and then worked it around with the card.
I then repeated the process for each skull (each one took about 30 seconds).
When I was done, I gently washed the paint off the screen with warm water, and set it to dry for future use.
The paint dries VERY quickly- in under 30 minutes.
How easy is that??
I’m excited to try out more of the Zip Screens- it really is an awesome idea. I am hoping for some more designs soon! (maybe some pretty flowers, interesting fonts, sports images and more images on their own like this skull that you can add to other designs??)
You can find Zip Screens online and at WalMart!
Disclosure: I was provided materials for review from fashionartprojects.com. All opinions are my own.