Silkscreen Medium Usage
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.
4 oz wide-mouth jar, contains 75 grams of dry material.
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.
Watch instructional video for additional support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbpJPef6MB0
Download instructions (pdf that is included in each screen package)
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.