Cooking up our favorite Amtgard foods, weapons and accessories.
So, I have this very beat up pattern that I love. And I was telling Mom about it today and she suggested that I “just transfer it on to freezer paper.”
So, I was doing just that. Carefully pinning the pattern onto the paper, very delicately cutting around it. Tracing the lines by pencil. I’ve been at it for hours.
Well, Mom just walked past my door and asked me what I was doing. When I explained myself, she looked at me and went “Oh, honey. Did I never teach you the trick?”
I stopped cold, my back and feet aching from hours of work. “What trick?” I asked.
Mom smirked and went “Don’t kill me. Just get me the iron and the ironing board.”
I watched, dumbstruck, as my mom casually ironed the fragile pieces of tissue paper right on to the shiny side of the freezer paper. And it stuck.
In fifteen minutes, she completed for the entire pattern what I had been trying to recreate by hand for hours.
I feel stupid for not knowing this trick. And, as is my custom, I hate for others to not know a trick that I just learned. So yeah. Freezer paper, not wax paper. Shiny side up. Medium heat iron.
*Still in awe*