MAYCO DESIGNER silkscreens
Mayco Designer Silkscreens are a great and easy way to add intricate detail to your work.
Hand-drawn illustrations, featuring holiday themes, nature motifs and design elements, can be quickly transferred onto any craft surface.
Combine AC-310 Silkscreen Medium with underglazes, Stroke & Coat or Designer Liner to create a ceramic "paste", which is then rubbed through the screen onto your surface. Designer Silkscreens can also be used with acrylics or fabric paint.
The screen size is 12 1/2" H x 18" long, with the actual printed area measuring 11 1/2" H x 15" long. Designs are arranged with planned gutters to allow for folding without affecting any of the designs (the exceptions are the stripes and chevrons). The screens are lightly folded and the crease does not impact design reproduction. Individual screen designs are approximately 3" to 4" at their widest/longest dimension.
AC-310 Silkscreen Medium is a thickening agent that, when added to Stroke & Coat®, Designer Liner or Underglazes, creates a "ceramic paste" that is suitable to be used in silk screen processes.
Available Sizes 4 oz wide-mouth jar, contains 75 grams of dry material.
Application Recommendations Prepare the Color Paste: Dispense a 1” wide dollop of glaze onto a plate or palette. Sprinkle a pinch of AC-310 Silk Screen Medium over the glaze and allow to sit for 10-15 seconds. Mix together using a palette knife until the mixture is smooth and contains no lumps. If mixture is still too thin, sparingly add a bit more Silk Screen Medium to thicken; if mixture is too thick add a small amount of glaze. Remix and adjust as needed. The final consistency should be similar to a smooth peanut butter.
Usage Variations and FAQ’S Color: the base firing properties of the glaze used to create the ceramic paste remain unchanged: cone 06, cone 6 glazes perform just as they would in a non-paste state. For the deepest color we recommend using Stroke & Coat®, Designer Liner or Mayco Underglaze – products that contain high pigment content. Darker colors will produce deeper color in the fired result. Use of other color lines and/or light pigment colors (pinks, tans, light yellow, etc.) may yield less prominent results.
Viscocity: if a paste is too thin your design may bleed. As a general rule: the more detailed the screen design the thicker the paste. For patterns, such as Chevrons and Stripes, you may find a thinner pastes works best.
Product Label Directions For creating silkscreen design on clay or bisque: Mix 4 parts UG or Stroke & Coats® to one part Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife, thoroughly mix glaze and medium of a flat surface. Add small amounts of medium until mixture resembles thick paste. Push material through silkscreen with a squeegee or finger. Can be used with low fire and high fire glazes.
mayco designer liner
Designer Liner is a concentrated, clay-based black pigment, packaged in a 1.25 oz. squeeze bottle featuring a metal writer tip. The metal tip allows for precise application - almost as accurate and precise as a ball point pen. You can create designs, outline shapes or patterns in your design, create stripes, dots, squiggles & lines, or write words.
It can be applied directly on clay, bisque, or over other glazes. Designer Liner will fire to a matte finish - a clear or transparent glaze (Foundations Sheers, for example) will give it a gloss finish.
Designer Liner can also be applied using a liner brush, such as CB-110 #10/0 liner. Will fire from cone 05/06 up to cone 6.
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