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the push pins in the corners on the flat underside of the screen to hold the corners up. 2) You’ll also need a box ready to seal up and dry your screen inside, away from light.


Design You can use anything flat which blocks the light. Lace, pressed flowers or leaves might be fun to try. Or you can prepare a black and white image by hand or on the computer, then photocopy it onto tracing paper or acetate. Really fine details may get


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lost and not print properly. If your design includes text you’ll have to flip it and use a mirror image.


Photo emulsion 1) Mix the emulsion and sensitizer as directed by the manufacturer, and stir really well! 2) Carefully squeegee the emulsion over the screen on both sides until you have a thin and even coating. 3) Leave the screen to dry overnight in a horizontal position inside its box. The flat underside with push pins should be facing the bottom of


the box. Make sure the screen mesh isn’t touching the box at all. The box can be made extra light-tight by covering any gaps with duck tape and, if possible, putting the box in a cupboard; it’s very important that the screen is kept dark.


Exposing the screen 1) Before you check on your screen you need to get your exposing equipment ready. We use a 300w garage/security light available from most DIY shops. This should be clamped to a table or work surface


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