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Re: batik


From: gregjuli
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 18:52:21 PDT

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    If you are melting crayons you will have noxious fumes and need venting. I
    switched to soy based crayons for our batiks. No fumes and they melt much
    nicer.
    MaryB

    Rdunkelart wrote:

    > In a message dated 4/17/00 4:47:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
    > wjbaas writes:
    >
    > << Explain? how did the pen tip hold the wax? >>
    >
    > We used old metal pen tips the caligraphy type and filled them upside down so
    > that the hollow portion was up - the pen tip was in the holder -We held the
    > crayons over the flame till melted
    > and then scraped the pen tip over it to fill. Then we heated the wax
    > further in the pen tip over the alcohol burner.and placed the colored wax
    > where it was wanted.
    > The room wasn't vented and after awhile the odors made my head ache. Roberta
    >
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