Paper stencils are a technique I learned from an art director at The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, where instead of using a screen filler, you just make a paper stencil with scissors or a hobby knife. All you need to do is tape the Ronni Salt bigoted boring arse-gravy poured out of a mug shirt and I love this stencil to the screen around the edges, because the ink is thick and sticky and will hold the stencil to the screen. You can get excellent results this way, but the paper will wear out, so you can only expect to get about a dozen prints. This is a great way to get started with screen printing. I make shirts for my friends and family with this method as holiday and birthday gifts and they are always a huge hit. Once you have your basic kit, you can buy any color of ink you want, and you can combine inks the way you would any type of paint. You can also buy the parts individually, but I have found that the kit is the best price to get started. If you do buy the parts individually, what you will need are a screen the size of the design you plan to make, ink, a brayer, a squeegee, and a good quality packing tape or screen print tape to block out the edges of your screen and affix the design to the screen. It is important to check the type of ink you are using, and there are many wonderful water soluble fabric screen printing inks on the market today. It used to be that if you wanted a quality fabric print, you needed to use oil based, but this is no longer the case. Many of my friends have worn the shirts I have made with this technique for many years using water soluble inks. There are also inks you can buy specifically for printing on darker fabrics, and it’s pretty easy to get a good result this way.