Re: Do it yourself T-shirts (Class B's) - how-to info (long)
Barbara Harner (sisblh@GWUNIX5.GWU.EDU)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 15:42:07 -0400
We had very good results crayoning onto sandpaper and then ironing the
finished drawing onto the T-shirt. The sandpaper 'grabs' enough of
the crayon to transfer the color well. Only problem - it's REVERSE
transfer, so be careful with names, troop numbers, etc!!
> Remember a few key points: (1) 100% cotton works best; (2) NEVER put
> these into the dryer or use water hotter than tepid in the washer; (3)
> WATCH that heat setting carefully, or you'll get iron-shaped logos. <g>
> For Ironing down, use DRY heat at the LINEN setting, and watch Carefully.
> While the special crayons are fine, this can be done with regular,
> off the shelf at the cheapest price around, ones as well. It's
> difficult to stretch the fabric as taut as necessary, and the
> pressure on the crayons needed to get enough wax into the shirt will
> break a lot of crayons. I've used foil instead of waxed paper to get
> more heat faster.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City