Screen printing provides an effective way for artists to transfer various kinds of imagery to glass. This lesson explores a versatile approach to preparing screens for printing: the hand-cut stencil method. This method relies on a relatively simple set of tools to develop the imagery, rather than computer software or an exposure unit. And despite its low-tech approach, this method works well with other print-and-glass processes like powder printing.
This lesson covers the process from start to finish. It addresses the kinds of imagery best suited to this method. It demonstrates the process for preparing the image on vinyl and how to transfer images to the screen. To wrap up, the lesson also presents variations on this method.