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I usually screen-print on t-shirts, but I got a request to screenprint over a painting, in Andy Warhol way probably.

I wonder if I should use a mesh with 77 threads or less or 120 as for paper....:confused:
Do you have experience in that?

Thanks if you can help,

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I generally use water-based inks for t-shirts...
in this case I am planning to try them and if they do not cover well the painting,
to use the acrilic inks that guy used for the painting itself.
 

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I used to paint with acrylics and have silkscreened with them also. I'd recommend screening with the same type of paint originally used on the canvas to make sure you don't have an adhesion problem years down the road. Golden and Liquitex are great acrylics. Just add some medium to open the working time. Using acrylics also lets the painter go in at a later date and layer on top of what you screen without any problems
 

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I used to paint with acrylics and have silkscreened with them also. I'd recommend screening with the same type of paint originally used on the canvas to make sure you don't have an adhesion problem years down the road. Golden and Liquitex are great acrylics. Just add some medium to open the working time. Using acrylics also lets the painter go in at a later date and layer on top of what you screen without any problems
A big THANK you for your post!:)
What do you mean with "Just add some medium to open the working time"?Some medium quantity of acrylic?(sorry I am not english mother-tongue)
Did you have any problem washing the screen after using that kind of acrylics?

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What do you mean with "Just add some medium to open the working time"?Some medium quantity of acrylic?(sorry I am not english mother-tongue)
Assuming kla10 and I are thinking of the same thing, medium is also sometimes called extender, base, base extender, etc.

Basically it's an ink without pigment in it. You can mix acrylic paint in with it, and it makes it screenprintable. So it's a specific product intended to allow you to screenprint on paper.

Did you have any problem washing the screen after using that kind of acrylics?
I'm not the original poster, but I print the same way - and no, no problems with washout.
 

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Assuming kla10 and I are thinking of the same thing, medium is also sometimes called extender, base, base extender, etc.

Basically it's an ink without pigment in it. You can mix acrylic paint in with it, and it makes it screenprintable. So it's a specific product intended to allow you to screenprint on paper.
Thank you very much Solmu!
I screenprinted on paper....and I used a liquid solution to extend acrylic colors.
Is that one, even if that one is liquid?
I could probably use that one...
Or not, as you write about an "ink" it should probably need to have the consistency of an ink and its' another product
 

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Mands, Golden makes a silkscreen medium that is mixed 1 to 1 with acrylic paint that extends the working time/slows the drying time of the paint. You can also use a glazing medium to slow the drying time. Whichever brand and type of medium you use just be sure it slows the drying time. You can also mist with water ( very lightly on the screen)to slow the drying but with too much water it can tend to break down the acrylic strength. That's why we use mediums. Also mediums come in matte to glossy finishes. Clean up is easy. Just water or soap and water before it drys.
 

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Last information, please.
Do you have a number of threads mesh to suggest?
I probably need to use a 70threads one...
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Thank you to all for the information provided....PAINT WELL DONE in Andy Warhol style!
I used a 77 threads mesh and it worked out great ;)
 

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Let's see pics.
I do not have :( them, I have only the picture screen-printed to a coloured face in the canvas.
I would have liked to take pictures but I thought the painter could have been jealous of his work and I did not ask...
 
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