What is Screen Sensation?
We were sent the Screen Sensation 12×12 Kit to try. Included in the box was…
- Frame, featuring 24cm square aperture.
- Squeegee, precisely sized to the screen ensuring you get an even coverage across the whole of your design.
- Palette Knife, perfectly shaped to allow you to transfer your chosen ink directly from the Ink Pot or Mixing Bowl to the surface of your screen.
- 10 Wooden Mixing Tools, which allow you to thoroughly mix a range of colours of your choice by combining different ink colours.
- Mixing Bowl shaped to allow you to quickly mix and thin down your inks and then transfer to the surface of your screen. The bowl also folds flat to minimise storage room.
How you use the Screen Sensation
Stir your chosen ink and place an even layer across the top edge of your screen. Holding the squeegee at a 45-degree angle drag the ink down across the screen maintaining an even pressure and then scoop up any excess ink and return back to the pot.
Open up your Screen Sensation and admire your first print – ours was the ‘You’re Pawesome’ print above. Spoiler: This is the moment you will totally fall in love with the process and start hunting around the house for items to print on to – you have been warned!
Once you have mastered the basics (which literally only takes one print), You can start mixing it up a bit. You can use any of the screens that don’t have lettering or numbering on them either way around to reverse the design. You can mix colours together to produce multi-tone effects. You can mask off parts of the screen to print different colour layers or to use just elements of the design. The kit really is adaptable. To see more details about the kit or to watch videos of it in action please check out the Screen Sensation website.
What we Thought!
Cleaning is simple, just rinse in cold water with the ink being safe to wash down the drain. We haven’t actually got any on our clothes yet (which is a miracle in itself!), but until the ink is heat set, it should wash easily out of clothes. We will share our screen printing a new wardrobe adventure with you and test out how the ink washes before and after being heat set then.
The Screen Sensation kit is available from Crafting.co.uk and costs £89.99. With the inks retailing at £7.99 and the screens ranging from £12.99 to £17.99 for the various sizes. My regular readers will know that it is rare for me to promote crafts that involve a financial outlay, but in the case of the Screen Sensation, I feel the system really does offer excellent value for money. This is not a toy but a handy piece of equipment that should last for years and has so much potential. You could even start a little home business using this piece of kit, and it will undoubtedly take care of all your card, wrapping paper and present needs.
Screen Sensation have kindly offered us a unique discount code so that you can enjoy 25% of any Screen Sensation purchase at Crafting.co.uk. To take advantage of this offer enter SSBL25-FL7UI at the checkout!
Disclosure: We were sent the Screen Sensation Home Screen Printing System for the purpose of this review.