Good irons are pricy, and if you even scratch up the sole plate it can mess it up. I've accidentally printed on that surface and it's never as sharp as a proper printable surface. Reply 1 year ago. I'm not at home right now or I'd try it and let you know.
My Wife gave me her old iron when she got a new one! I would recommend wrapping the sandpaper around a flat wooden block to make sure that you get an even surface. My grandfather taught me, and it's something I still love to do. Awesome job!
When you color the back of the picture instead of using transfer paper, just tape it to a window so you can see the image clearly and only color where the lines you want to transfer are. Have you tried that technique?
I noticed that there were 2 other spots that would be prime candidates for extra shading: Design pic on eg photoshop etc. Now you can remove the paper. I don't have a laser printer, but I'll keep the idea in my mind.
If you poach somebody else's iron, be prepared for ramifications... You should also think about having any tips or extra tools you might need for your project once you select a design. You may find this the case when you get into more complex parts of the work. The Blue Skywolf 2 years ago. Now back to you Scott. I noticed with the transfer paper that it can rub off in unwanted places that you don't intend to burn on.
I would also think that the heat would also cause that stain to bleed and run thus drying in clumps and ruining your picture. Like this post 18. One of the most important parts of wood burning is selecting a great pattern to make into a beautiful piece of art.
I have a set, and now I'm about to be all locked up in my house... Not all laser toners work - I use this method to transfer images to metal and the Brother Laser copiers don't work while HP and Samsung do - it has to do with polymers [plastics] in the toner itself.
This helps prevent it from moving around. Make sure to horizontally flip the image before printing. The lighter is the softer wood.