Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Marigold Tinting with Crayon Part 6

Portrait of Marigold iron on transfer with crayon

The Marigold must undergo the Hot Iron! Muwahaha!

One of the most scariest parts of this process of tinting fabric with crayon is the nerve wracking hot iron melting the wax of your freshly colored fabric. If it’s going to go wrong…it’s irreversible from here!

Here is our Marigold flower, waiting for the hot iron to melt the crayon colors on it.

1 Pre ironed marigold with crayon

Crayons manage to leave little flecks of waxy color on the surrounding areas colored.

2 flecks of crayon on marigold3 flecks of crayon close up 2

Normally, on a sheet of paper, you could brush them lightly with the back of your hand and scatter them off to your unsuspecting floor. But, with fabric, if you brush the flecks with a large surface, like the back of your hand, you run the risk of smashing the little flecks into your fabric or leaving a streaking crayon stripe across your fabric. So, for fleck removal, I tried a toothbrush. (yes, I have an electric toothbrush, so that is the brush I used.) 😉

4 brush off crayon flecks

There. Once the little flecks of waxy color are removed, to the best of your ability, then you are ready to iron the waxy colors into the fabric. Here you may be able to see that the little flecks are a little less visible. (Right)

1 Pre ironed marigold with crayon5 most flecks removed

Now, heat your iron to the cotton setting. Place your colored design between 2 sheets of paper.

6 iron between paper

Place the hot iron down on the design. Smell hot wax melting!

7 iron to melt wax

And…voila! After lifting the iron, you will see a waxy mess left of the top sheet of paper. Keep replacing this paper until and iron again, until the wax residue no long shows on the paper. Here you can see the wax residue lessening as each pass of the hot iron removes more wax.

8 wax 19 wax 210 wax 311 wax 412 wax 5

Here is our Marigold flower all ironed and tinting with crayon!

13 marigold ironed

Here are the before and after iron shots. You can see that the highlights soften after ironing.

5 most flecks removed13 marigold ironed

Now, it’s now ready to stitch. Off to select the palette and create some stitches!

Portrait of Marigold iron on transfer with crayon

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!


————-Helpful Information———-

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 1 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 2 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 3 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 4 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 5 (Click Here)

Find Yahoo!Group Hand Embroidery (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Blog (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Summer Creativity Challenge (Click Here)

Find Stitchy Britches Blog (Click Here)

Find Giggleface Studios tutorial for tinting with crayons (Click Here)

Find Craftster forum with tinting with crayons information (Click Here)

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Marigold Tinting with Crayon Part 6

  1. what kind of paper did you use to sandwich when ironing? sort of looks like printing paper. I use paper towels and they work great.

  2. Thanks for the interesting section on the use of wax crayons, I have tried using the fabric pens but they are not easy so I am going to try this to see if it is easier, I think so.

  3. Hi LouAnne,
    Thanks for visiting and thanks for leaving a comment.
    I used regular old printing paper from my printer tray. I followed the tutorial at Giggleface Studios and that is what she used there. I’ll have to try the paper towels. Do they burn?
    smiles,
    alicia in Hawaii

  4. Hi susnm,
    You are most welcome! Thank You for finding it helpful. I’m glad you visited and really glad you left a comment.
    I haven’t tried the fabric pens…yet.
    I’m hope you give the crayons a go and find them easier to use. Let me know how it all turns out.
    I’ll be cheering for you.
    smiles,
    alicia in Hawaii

  5. Nancy

    Hello Alicia,
    I have to thank you…
    you have been one of my inspiration’s in getting a blog started!
    Yours is such a teaching blog…I have learn so much from it! Love your work!! I started with the bookmarks. Please, continue with your wonderful work and thank you for sharing as you do!
    PS Love the cat!

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  7. Hi Nancy,
    Aww….*blush* You are most welcome!
    I am honored that you found inspiration to not only embroider but to blog as well. I am truly grateful for you. My ‘teaching blog’, as you call it, is doing what I set out to do…inspire people to have fun embroidering and/or creating anything!
    You’ve already set out to create many things- your blog and some bookmarks. Well done!
    Please be sure to share photos of your creations.
    Thank you for your kind words.
    smiles,
    alicia in Hawaii

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