Recipe: Natural Screen Printing Ink

Recipe: Natural Screen Printing Ink

Make your own water-based Screen Printing Ink with just 2 ingredients!



  • Silkscreen
  • Squeegee
  • Spatula
  • Container
  • Paper

Step 1: Measure out 1 part Natural Acrylik Paint and 1 part water.


Step 2: Using a spatula, mix the two together in a container. Make sure you mix thoroughly; it may take a few minutes. The Acrylik tends to settle towards the bottom so make sure you mix it well.


Step 3: Once mixed, prepare your screen and paper. Using your spatula dish out your desired amount of ink onto your screen. Note – The ink tends to be runnier than traditional screenprinting inks but performs the same.

Step 4: Place your paper and pull your squeegee with ink across your screen to produce your prints!

Step 5: Clean Up – When done printing your edition, using soap and water on a sponge, clean out your screen along with your spatula and squeegee. It helps to have a high pressure sprayer; the Acrylik tends to stain the screen a bit more than traditional inks.

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