After seeing Birgit‘s amazing tutorial on Encaustic painting, I finally got inspired to revamp the Melted Crayon Background tutorial. It was one of the first I wrote for SCS and it needed overhauling BAD!!! I am really enjoying playing with wax. Encaustic wax is nice because you get a thick wax layer…..but Crayons work. The wax layer is thinner, but boy oh boy are Crayons cheaper. My girl LOVES this technique and I don’t mind bringing out glossy cardstock and letting her use all the crayons she wants!


I stamped the road and trees from Flourishes Cottage Home in Jet Black Archival ink directly on top of my background. The ink will have to sit for a minute or so to dry. To keep the focus on the background, I kept the rest of the card simple.

 A frame was cut with Rectangle Nestabilities out of Textured Whisper White cardstock. On the bottom right I stamped a sentiment from Cottage Home in Jet Black Archival ink. The frame adhered on top of the background with dimensionals, then layered on a  slightly bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock. The card base is a 8 1/2″ x 10″ piece of Blue Bajou cardstock folded in half. The card front was sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress InkBlack Kaisercraft Rhinestones on the top left corner finish off the card.

For the inside of the card I layered a Whisper White piece of cardstock on a Basic black one. The same image that was used on the background on the card front was stamped in Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the right hand side.

Get those crayons from your kids or stop by Target and pick some up. This technique is soooo much fun!  Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

17 Responses to “Melted Crayon Background revisited”

  1. OOOOOH! This is GORGEOUS Beate! I think I need to get some crayons together when I get home!!

  2. OH MY WORD, BEATE!!!!!!! That video tutorial was fantastic. I’ve done this technique for one of the VSNs but haven’t done it since. I LOVE how you’ve shown how to get more texture for sky and landscape. It’s wax art!!! I had been wondering, from your original card, how you got those “sun rays” in the sky. The card is beautiful and I just may try this technique again this weekend!

  3. hallo Beate,
    wunderschönes Landschaftskärtchen! Ich mache auch so gerne Encaustic, es macht so einen Spaß mit dem Eisen.
    Schönes Pfingstfest,
    hugs Anja

  4. Beate!

    I saw Birgit’s tutorial and thought we could use crayons and am glad you re-did this! I don’t need to go out and buy more supplies! I have a huge bin of crayons I saved from Connor to have on hand when the nieces and nephews come over! Guess who’s going to go get that bin!

  5. This looks wonderful! I’ll have to try the technique again, last time I was disappointed in the results I got, but it looks as if I should try harder!

  6. I have never done encaustic wax but I would love to try this technique using the crayons. Thank you for the excellent video.

    stamp on…

  7. Beautiful card and great tutorial. I also saw the encaustic tutorial. When I checked out the cost of encaustic wax on a lot of sites, I decided it was too expensive. Crayons it is!! The finished product is lovely and soooo much cheaper to do.

  8. so cool, great look!

  9. BOAH Beate diese Karte ist der Wahnsinn, traumhaft schön, ich bin total begeistert, megagenial *schwärm*

    Sonnige Grüße
    von Anke

  10. Oh how cool! I’m going to have to try this out! What a fun technique and I LOVE your card Beate!

  11. Outstanding!!! I needed that visual for sure! You make it look SO easy! I’ll be shopping for a little craft iron this week! TFS! Your card turned out beautifully girl!

  12. This is a totally new one to me and I love it. I HAVE to try this one. Hmmmm, maybe this evening!

  13. FABULOUS! Can’t wait to try this technique on glossy cardstock!!

  14. Since I haven’t got the waxes (yet! hehe, they are on my wish list!) I will have to try this again with the crayons (my first attempt years ago did not go so well!) Thanks for the updated video!

  15. I love this technique! I can’t wait to try it. I am having quite a time finding an iron that isn’t a steam iron. Any suggestions? What is the brand of iron you used in your video?
    Thank you for the great directions!

  16. Wow, this looks like fun! I like how you framed the image on the card front!

  17. Wow, love your new sample! It’s funny because the wax technique was one of the first I tried out when I discovered SCS and when I saw the Encaustic tutorial a couple of weeks ago, I remember wondering if I could use my crayons to do it… Well, there you go – now I know!!

    CIndy 🙂

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