How to Use Wax Crayons

Are you like a kid, and love to crack open a box of crayons?  Mmmm, don’t they smell wonderful?  Adults can use crayons too, and today I’ll show you how to use crayons with an iron.

I have three of these ATC’s up for grabs, so leave me a comment and your name will go into a draw.


India Ink/Momento/Stazon



Wax Paper

Copy Paper


Stamp out your image, lay it onto an ironing board.  Next, place the wax paper down, and then copier paper and iron.

Colour where the heat touched the paper.  The wax will melt and will run smoothly.  Once your crayons start to stick and won’t melt, put the wax paper over the image, heat set, and continue in the same manner as above.

Your image is now ready to be finished.

A quick and easy tutorial for you this week.  I will be on holidays next week, so there will not be a tutorial.  Stay tuned for my return.

Posted on : May 17 2011
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22 People have left comments on this post

May 17, 2011 - 06:05:28
K Hutchinson said:

HOLEY CATFISH BATMAN- I totally LOVE THIS!!!! Melted crayons! SO much fun and so pretty!

May 17, 2011 - 07:05:41
Myrna said:

What a fun project.

May 18, 2011 - 12:05:26
Elizabeth said:

This is an awesome technique! The retired teacher in me misses the crayon smell! Now I have an excuse to get them back out!!!! THANK YOU!

May 18, 2011 - 12:05:18
Judi Markel said:

Great project, will have to find my crayons. Your ATC’s are great.

May 18, 2011 - 12:05:53
Kathy Eddy said:

These are just stunning! So vibrant and beautiful and I even have that stamp!

May 18, 2011 - 12:05:34

Thanks for the chance. This is a great project, and yes, I love crayons.

May 18, 2011 - 12:05:08
Diana Enns said:

What a neat tutorial – I haven’t tried anything like this, but may have to play later 🙂 Thanks

May 18, 2011 - 01:05:08
Nelda Deakins said:

Got to try this tech tomorrow! Have all the ingredients – that old box of brand-new crayons are screaming to be used and this is the best example I’ve seen in a long, long time. Hope I win one of your ATCs so I can compare my efforts with yours, using the same stamp – yep! Another never-used stamping item! Nelda

May 18, 2011 - 02:05:14
Rob said:

Wooooh Beth, I love the way you’ve done this technique. I have done something similar, but melted the crayon onto the card first then stamped over it. This is MUCH better and the end result is much nicer.

Thanks again for another great technique.

May 18, 2011 - 06:05:23
Viv said:

Another super duper demonstration of all thing awesome!!! Love Viv xxx

May 18, 2011 - 07:05:28
ColleenB. said:

What a neat and fun little project. I just may have to try this yet today.
Thank U 4 the tutorial.

May 18, 2011 - 10:05:03
Sudha said:

Wow what a lovely tutorial. I luv it. Thanks for sharing.


May 18, 2011 - 12:05:00
Monika/buzsy said:

What a fabulous technique! Thanks for sharing. The colors are fabulous. :o)

May 18, 2011 - 03:05:03
DebbieG said:

This looks like fun. I have not seen this done before, and I will be giving this a try.

May 18, 2011 - 03:05:48
Cheryl Arnold said:

Wow love this technique, getting out my crayons and trying it. Thank you for sharing!

May 18, 2011 - 08:05:14
Linda said:

love this tutorial-now I can play with the crayons when the grandchildren leave for home-lol.

May 19, 2011 - 12:05:05
Lesley said:

Wow this is beautiful. Always looking for more techniques and this is one I really like.
Thank you for sharing this and I would love to have one of these beauts.
Enjoy your vaca.

May 19, 2011 - 01:05:26
Jovita said:

Beautiful ATC’s, last time I used Crayons and an iron I made a total mess. I do like your tutorial for melted crayons, may have to try it someday.

May 19, 2011 - 07:05:27
Charlene LeBel said:

Your tutorial is just stunning. I love this. I would love to win. Thanks, Charlene

May 27, 2011 - 07:05:48
beth ullman said:

Beth I so love this look and technique been wanting to try it but just have not had the time but believe me GF it is on my list of to-do things.

Apr 26, 2013 - 10:04:47
Princessjewel said:

WOw! Great color and a lot cheaper than ink and looks like a lot of fun! I’m gonna try this!

Apr 26, 2013 - 07:04:35
Chrisite ANderson said:

WOW WOW WOW they just POP right up off the page. I am going home to have fun tonight.


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