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Marilyn posted on Mon, Sep 16 2013 11:18 AM

My group is doing blocks by tracing and filling in with regular crayons. I know I have done it in the past but have forgotten how to set crayons so the blocks will last. Also has anyone tried using colored pencils for the same type of projects. They are coloring on 100% muslin blocks. Thank you for any help I can get.

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Marilyn:
My group .is doing blocks by tracing and filling in with regular crayons. I know I have done it in the past but have forgotten how to set crayons so the blocks will last.

 

Once I've colored with crayon onto the cotton, I put a plain brown paper (grocery bag etc) over the fabric and press. That will seal in the color and remove the wax.


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Bev replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 11:30 AM

I was glad to see this question because I was thinking about using crayons to add color to some embroidery blocks. Is there a special type of crayon that you use for this?

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gini replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 12:45 PM

there are some brands that don't work, i know that crayolas do. 

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Flojo replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 3:21 PM

Gina is right.  Crayola brand crayons works.  Better than any other brand I have tried.

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Bev replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 5:47 PM

Thanks Gini & Flojo, I will pick up some.

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Thanks for the info. I have done these years ago for Project Linus and remember heat setting it but couldn't remember what we used between  the block and the iron. Have you had any experience with colored pencils? Have done a couple so will experiment with them. Any info about if they can be heat set or what to make them permanent? Thanks

 

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Kris replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 9:47 PM

I use a white paper towel between the block and the iron.

I've used Prismacolor coloured pencils in the past. They're waterproof.

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