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One of the benefits of using your vinyl cutter for screen printing rather than HTV is that you can create a huge range of colors. With HTV, you must order a new roll of vinyl for each color you want to use. With Speedball fabric ink, you can take a basic set of colors and mix them to create an unlimited number of colors and shades. To kick of your fall crafting, I have developed a recipe guide to help you mix the perfect fall colors. Using Speedball’s starter ink set (red, yellow, blue, black, and white) plus a jar of brown, this guide will teach you how to make 18 unique colors.
I’ve mixed up one of the colors from the Fall Ink Recipe Guide called Avocado. I am using this green color to screen print matching “You Guac My World” shirts for my twin nieces. Here’s a look at the process:
Supplies Needed for this Project
- Oracal 651 Vinyl – any color
- Speedball Fabric Ink Starter Set
- Speedball Fabric Ink: Brown
- Fall Ink Recipe Guide by Pigskins & Pigtails
- Painter’s Tape
- Transfer Tape
- Blank Toddler T-Shirt Blanks
- Cricut Maker
- Heat Press, Easy Press 2 or household iron
If you would like to learn more about how to use your Cricut, Silhouette, or vinyl cutter to screen print at home, I have a step-by-step guide to help you get started. It includes each step of the process with lots of photos. Screen Printing Guide Available Here.