Friday, 29 March 2013

Stencil Prints


Long gone are the days when we could allow the children to experience screen printing.  Lack of space, lack of time, lack of sinks and of course lack of finances.  All too familiar for many of us?  Stencil prints provide a really great alternative.   I doubted the childrens' ability to cut tricky stencils without craft knives too, but they always rise to the occasion!    

This was a 3 class project, 7 and 8 year olds, the first class printed the first flowers on the fabric, the next class added the centres and the third class used little highlights of red inks to print little flowers and bubble wrap dots.    Think I may make curtains! 

Keeping my bird obsession alive this class made "wee birds".  Three colour prints, in 1 1/2 hours.  No way would we have been able to achieve that using screens.  

My primary Southmuir Primary 7's made Mother's Day prints

Sometimes its nice to fit in with a class project, so these pupils used a WWII theme for their prints.  Some challenging cutting with scissors involved with the dark layer! 

This class used a stencilled tree to display their "wee birds".

The children had great fun adding pretentious titles to their prints, and marking them A/P.  


  1. Stopped by to see whit the craic wis, too. And found a lot of beautiful student artwork on your blog. Love it. Love it. Love it. Have a great day.

  2. These are all just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration, I love stenciling.

  3. Any chance you could provide a few more details re the various stages of these works? Especially the city scapes. Regards lisa

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  5. I find your blog very inspiring for my lessons.
    I want to ask you what kind of paint you use to make the floral stencils on fabric

  6. OOna, thank you for your nice comments. The fabric was printed with fabric paint. It can be fixed with heat and is more durable etc. If the fabric is just for display purposes, then any paint can be used. Acrylic works well too. The fabric weave can effect the print too. Close weave cotton is best, polyester mix can be tricky.