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« on: January 25, 2005 08:12:46 PM »

Just thought I'd post this.
At some point I was without a printer, but not without an iron and some transfer paper. I took a small scrap of the paper and drew on it with a Sharpie marker. I ironed it on, and lo! It worked. Now, I haven't washed the scrap I tried, but I've had it around for over a year and it hasn't faded.
I thought that, if this method weathers well, that it could be interesting for one of a kind designs- draw directly on the paper and it's never to be repeated, ya dig? Also, I thought this could be cute for people with kids- have the kids draw on the paper and then iron it right on.

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In a book I had (Cheap Frills.. I forget the author) there was a project where you drew, heavily, on sandpaper with crayons. You then iron it onto cotton just like transfer paper. I remember trying it, and while it wasn't crisp, it was a very neat, artsy effect.

Just FYI, man.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005 10:36:14 PM »

awesome! thanks so much- those are great ideas. i'll be sure to try them... after finals, of course.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005 10:48:15 PM »

I've made accidental marks on my transfer papers with ballpoint pens. They definitely came through and have stayed on that particular shirt through several washes.  So perhaps other sorts of inks will work as well.  And we used to do the sandpaper transfer onto regular paper in elementary school.  With really coarse sandpaper, the dots are bigger and give a neat speckled effect.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2005 04:38:47 AM »

I was wondering about htis same kionda thing when I was doing a shirt this week but I was going to experiment with thinned down acrylic paint.  I didn't know if the transfer paper would offer enough protection tho'  I'll let you know after I experiment
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2005 06:59:24 AM »

Do you mean the transfer paper that is supposed to go in your printer?

The crayon thing sounds really cool!  When I was a kid, we used to draw right onto fabric with crayons, like cheap cotton muslin, and then iron it with a piece of paper or scrap fabric between the crayon and the iron, like when you do batik.  My sister made a whole quilt like this.

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2005 02:47:11 PM »

Yep! Iron-on transfer paper for printers. I used some crappy brand I got at k-mart, and it worked fine.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2005 05:49:09 PM »

If you're going to use Sharpies, make sure you use older ones, because the grain of the paper (the junk that makes it iron on) will beat your tip into a bloody pulp. Believe me, I know from expierience.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2005 06:15:28 PM »

Theoretically, you can use any water based markers, as well as stamp with water based ink.  I think the possibilities of this are pretty amazing, but as I can barely navigate my room around current projects I won't be trying this for a while ;-).
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2005 06:31:43 PM »

Wow! Thanks for the info! I can't wait to try it!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2005 10:59:10 AM »

Just thought I'd post this.
At some point I was without a printer, but not without an iron and some transfer paper. I took a small scrap of the paper and drew on it with a Sharpie marker. I ironed it on, and lo! It worked. Now, I haven't washed the scrap I tried, but I've had it around for over a year and it hasn't faded.
I thought that, if this method weathers well, that it could be interesting for one of a kind designs- draw directly on the paper and it's never to be repeated, ya dig? Also, I thought this could be cute for people with kids- have the kids draw on the paper and then iron it right on.

Also..
In a book I had (Cheap Frills.. I forget the author) there was a project where you drew, heavily, on sandpaper with crayons. You then iron it onto cotton just like transfer paper. I remember trying it, and while it wasn't crisp, it was a very neat, artsy effect.

Just FYI, man.

im going to try that when i get home. printer broke. thanks hun!

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