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Old 02-24-2013, 05:19 AM
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I'm sure this has been covered before, but I am in a bit of brain fog since my DH died 3 months ago. I am hoping some one will give me the basics again. I am making a wall hanging using the crayoned hand print of Olivia's class mates. Three year old Pre K. We'd done the hand prints and now I am ready to heat set. I can't remember what I put on top of the crayoned blocks. I think I use a dry iron, right? Do I use paper towels?
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:40 AM
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I am no help on the crayon blocks, but I am terribly sorry to read about your DH. Grief just sucks, and i will be thinking of you and your family. =//
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i cannot not help either with crayon blocks, but just know i am praying for you
to help ease your grief.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:56 AM
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Paper towel would work. My mom used paper from grocery bags. Yes, a dry iron. If I understand the process, you want to absorb wax and leave dye pigment behind.
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Paper towels or grocery bags will work. Use a hot iron and press the daylights out of the image. Good luck
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​Don't forget to protect your ironing surface as well with an old towel as the grease will stain it from the crayons.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:37 AM
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Our group uses the cheap plain drawing paper from the Dollar Store. Just place a sheet of the paper over the picture and use a dry iron to heat seat. Don't reuse the paper.
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Deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
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You have my sympathy/ Yes, use a few layers of paper towels above and below the crayon you are setting. Dry iron.
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I can't help with your quilting question, but I am so very sorry for your loss. Take care.
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