A few things before getting started:
The design is usable for any kind of colors, but has some nice details in case you want to try and effect-ink, such as 3D / puff-ink.
The design consists of 3 layers:
- Eyes and teeth
- Face, arms and legs
There are two ways to print the eyes and teeth. You can either print them on top of body, meaning as layer 2, or as I did, as I wanted a stronger contrast to the 3D ink that I used:
- When cutting the stencil, keep the cut out items, especially from eyes and teeth, as they are needed to “block” the printing of the body layer.
- The reason why I print the eyes before the body is that the body color is expected to be darker, and would cover up any overlaps (if relevant)
- Check where you have placed the markers, so that you are not covering the legs with the tape
Furthermore, if you are using 3D/puff-ink, please note that
- you need to use a squeege, which covers the full width of the design
- pay attention to an even spread of color as 3D/puff-ink is not as forgiving, which becomes visible especially on larger designs)
- Pay attention to printing on 3D ink edges, i.e. with the third black layer, as the color can bleed if placed across the edge (see picture below).
- You can print on top of 3D ink – in one of my prints I used 3D neon ink, and added a layer of normal neon ink in the same color on top (that is the stronger neon example that you see in the picture).