Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials for Fabric, Paper, & Mixed Media


Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials for Fabric, Paper, & Mixed Media is a new DVD from Lynn Krawczyk and it is full of fun projects and information about Thermofax printing!


Learn the facts about Thermofax screen printing from Lynn Krawczyk!

Looking for an easy way to integrate screen printing into your artwork? Discover Thermofax® screen printing, an accessible and easy surface design technique. Artist, fabric designer, and author Lynn Krawczyk shares everything you need to know in the Quilting Arts Workshop video Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials For Fabric, Paper, & Mixed-Media. First, learn how to create and modify artwork for burning onto screens. Next, Lynn shares tips for using the screens on different surfaces using a variety of products, including fabric paint, thickened dye, discharge agents, and more. Lynn expands this process from simply printing an image on fabric to creating sophisticated texture, layered color, and interesting depth on many different substrates. This is a must-have technique video for surface design enthusiasts.


I now have a Thermofax machine and I use the screens mostly for printing on paper substrates and I included a project in my book, Mixed Media Portraits that uses Thermofax screens, but before I did I met Lynn online and ordered screens directly from her. I love that I could send my own designs to her and have custom screens printed! It’s so fun to incorporate Thermofax printing right into your own artwork.

Here are some pieces I’ve done using screens.



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Journal page using Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink to pull a print

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Collaboration with Mary Beth Shaw for one of our workshops

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Mixed media collage with Thermofax prints

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From print to screen to journal

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Using multiple colors with multiple screens

Lynn goes way beyond using paper substrates in the video, really something for anyone interested in this type of surface design, covering a wide range of substrates and mediums to use with Thermofax screens as well as information about making the screens themselves. I learned a lot and I own a machine! I think you will love exploring the Thermofax and this DVD is the way to go. And Lynn is going to be giving away Two Thermofax Screens and Three DVD’s on her blog so be sure to stop there to enter!!!

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I’m hosting a little giveaway here in honor of the Thermofax and will be drawing a name from the comments to give away a copy of my book and the piece of original art from my Thermofax project in the book!!!


Check out the other Blog Hop Participants!!!

Monday August 17 – Maddie Kertay
Tuesday August 18 – Lisa Chin
Wednesday August 19 – Briana Goetzen
Thursday August 20 – Dawn DeVries Sokol
Friday August 21 – Pokey Bolton
Saturday August 22 – Pam Carriker
Sunday August 23 – Lynn

Winners Announced!!!

Congratulations to Denise Spillane, Ajae McCain and Patricia Upshaw on winning a DVD! Please email me your shipping info at and I’ll get them in the mail to you!!!

I appreciate all of the comments left and hope that you’ll consider getting my DVD’s. I also wanted to let you know that they also each have an optional PDF download that you can purchase. This is great to have by you at your art table after you’ve watched the DVD so you can follow along while you create!

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CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS Denise Spillane, Ajae McCain and Patricia Upshaw!!!

I’m thrilled to have been asked to write a couple of articles for a brand new publication all about my favorite subject matter! I’m eagerly awaiting my hard copy of this magazine, but already downloaded it because I couldn’t wait! Also stay tuned for some cool extras that will be coming along with this issue! Be sure to read all the way through this post to find out about a special GIVEAWAY that I’m offering!!!



From the Editorial Director: “I am thrilled to let you know about our newest special publication: FACES: Creating Mixed-Media Portraits is for all of you who love drawing faces—or who want to learn how. This issue is loaded with projects on drawing and painting portraits, plus creating portraits in collage, stitch, and even assemblage! Download the digital copy today:, and pre-order the print issue, due out August 18th: Check back soon for some fun related giveaways!” ~ Jeannine Stein




Discover a wealth of information and instruction for creating mixed-media faces!
From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine comes the premiere special issue magazine dedicated to mixed-media portrait art: Faces.

Inside this issue, you’ll find:

15 projects for artists of all skill levels
Techniques and tips for making features pop
Instruction for drawing expressive characters
And much more!

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Some of my artwork from this issue.

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You can get all of the stencils used at Stencil Girl Products

I also have some new DVD’s that go along really well with the types of techniques I share in the magazine. You can find out more about them by clicking on the images below.


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And to celebrate I’ll be giving away three of my new DVD’s to three of the commenters on this post!!! So be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing. I’ll be drawing names next Monday, August 15th

Book Giveaway!

Yesterday I did an amazon giveaway of 5 copies of my latest book and it was over in less than 5 minutes! Crazy!! So to give more people a chance to win a copy, I’ve set up the parameters a bit differently and I’m giving an additional 4 copies away today. All you have to do is click HERE to enter the giveaway! If you win you’ll know right away and amazon will ship your book directly to you! If you don’t win I hope you’ll consider purchasing it anyway and that you’ll join my Facebook Group where you can share and find continued portrait inspiration!

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I will also be teaching Mixed Media Portraits at a select few places in 2016. I’ve reduced my away teaching schedule to accommodate family life so if you’re interested in a live portrait class be sure to check out my Teaching Schedule for updated information, I will be adding a couple more venues that are in the works soon.

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Oil Pastel, Stablil, Sgraffito on Yupo



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Seth Apter Stamps!!!

When my friend Seth Apter asked if he could send me a couple of stamps from his new stamp line with Impression Obsession  to try out I of course said YES!!!

They do not disappoint! The thing that I love about Seth’s stamps and stencils are that they can be used ‘in’ work. They don’t have to be the final image but can be incorporated mixed media style right into your journal page or artwork. They add structure, line and shape, building blocks for creating.


Here is a journal spread I did using two of his new stamps, “Net Work’ and “Inter Net”. Love those names too!!


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Be sure to visit Seth’s BLOG for even more details and to see the whole line of stamps! And check out the links below to see more creations using his new stamps!!
Mary Beth Shaw
Marjie Kemper
Linda Cain 
Brian Kasstle
Kim Henkel 

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A little sneak peek at some of what I’ll be teaching August 1-2 at Donna Downey’s Studio in Charlotte, NC. Because I have reduced my 2015 teaching schedule, this is the ONLY workshop I’m teaching this summer and the ONLY portrait workshop I’m teaching this year! My only other upcoming 2015 workshop is now full so if you are interested I hope you’ll consider joining me for a all inclusive, fun and inspiring weekend!


Un-Masking My New Stencil Release!!

I’m very excited to reveal my latest line of stencils from Stencil Girl Products!!

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Check out my video to see why masks are meaningful to me and for a little art inspiration.

Also be sure to go to the Stencil Girl Products BLOG to find another tutorial using some of the other mask stencils!





To start off this journal spread I adhered a napkin doodle drawing (I love to do these in restaurants and then bring them home to use later) to the page with Mixed Media Adhesive and then used my ‘Thoughts of Courage-No Regrets’ stamp from my line of stamps at Stampington & Co, with some black Staz On ink in the area that I wanted to add the mask. You could also us a permanent black pen to add your own thoughts to the page.


Next I laid the ‘Behind the Mask’ stencil over the stamped area and used black paint and a sponge to pounce the color through the stencil design. (I love Matisse Background colors as they have gesso in them and are flat instead of shiny when dry.)

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Using more of the black paint, I sponged it around one side of the mask.


With a wet brush I moved the paint around leaving one side more washed out than the other. This helps pop the image off of the page a bit.


Using a simple color palette of White Washed, Mustard Seed and Barely Black from my line of Fluid Matt Sheer Acrylics, I began to paint in the background and the face and I added some White Washed to the mask.


I added in a horizon line and left some nice dar and light areas on the pages.


Some simple journaling finishes off the page.

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