On 4 Nov 2006 09:37:48 -0800, " email@example.com"
Never heard of what you're describing, but they do make paper that is
coated in wax that you can print and transfer onto cloth with an iron.
Called wax-transfer paper at the store.
Are you sure the homemade version wasn't done in a different order-
like rubbing it with parafin wax, printing, and then ironing it on? I
would imagine that any household chemical that will dissolve the ink
out of the paper would cause the the colors and lines to bleed
together before you could get it on the t-shirt. I know the wax works
because the ink is on that, and it melts away when heated, releasing
the ink into the cloth- it's not actually printed on the paper, just
on the wax. Takes a trip through the washer before all the wax is
completely gone, but it works fine.
The second thing you're thinking of might be a solvent you can mix
with wax to get it soft enough to paint on that will evaporate
afterwards so that it will reharden, and that's what you're
remembering- but I would guess vigorously rubbing a sheet of paper
with a hunk of wax might do the job. Or even just printing on wax
paper from the store.
It's all speculation, though. The one time I did that for some reason
or another, I just bought the special paper from the store.
Barry ... don't know about that concoction, but it's my information that
you can reverse print with an inkjet or a laser and iron the pattern on
... supposedly works well enough for scroll-sawing.
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