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Most resistant printing technique!!
Let's go over how to print with crayons. Days ago I saw an amazing Each x Other t-shirt perfect to be DIYed specially for its price of 115€ (..seriusly??) First I thought I was going to make it with fabric paint but after some washings its doesn't use to last properly. Given that I decided it was the right occasion to use crayons to reproduce it.

Posted by 2nd Funniest Thing from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain • Published See 2nd Funniest Thing's 9 projects »
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  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need this

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw and cut your template

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sharpen crayons

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put newspaper between two sides of your T-shirt and place template on top of everything.

    Then fill letters with crayon shavings.

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place baking paper over and iron a few seconds until crayons start melting.

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 6
    Step 6

    Remove paper and...

  • How to use a printing techniques. How To Print Fabrics With Crayons - Step 7
    Step 7

    Voilà, washing resistant customized t-shirt in the blink of an eye!!
    Everyday I discover more and more applications to crayons print. I've became a big fan because you can upcycle your old crayons, it last for years and result has a professional appearance similar to something bought.

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Katzilla
Katzilla · 14 projects
Would the design look a little, how do i say this, uneven? I mean, would the coverage of the crayon vary since it's crayon shreds? Like, would it be blotchy?
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joan  w.
joan w. · Caerphilly, Wales, GB
gosh how easy and no messy paints .will be trying this out with my grandchildren soon.
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Anne G.
Anne G. · Richmond, British Columbia, CA · 57 projects
Love the Tshirt , Plan on making a few for fun. I have a stack of white shirts to work on.
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Sara P.
Sara P. · 33 projects
I am going to try this, but I have no baking paper, what else could I use for the buffer between the crayon and the iron? I was thinking aluminum foil but I think that might be a disaster. Would regular printer paper work? Or would it absolutely have to be wax or baking paper?
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Hi Sara! You can also use a paper sheet or an old cloth and in case your iron gets dirty clean it with a scourer afterwards
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girlwithknife
girlwithknife
can you use wax paper instead of baking paper?
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
I've never tried it but most probably you can.
Zach R.
Zach R. · Salt Lake City, Utah, US
No don't use wax paper! Think- if you're trying to MELT wax underneath the paper with your iron, wouldn't the WAX on the paper melt onto your iron? Of course it would. You have to use parchment paper (baking paper) since it's coated in silicone which is much more heat resistant than wax.
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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
I am super impressed. With this technique I should be able to cover up things I don't want on my t.
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Kelly T.
Kelly T. · 1 project
WOW looks fantastic can't wait to let my son create something cool on his t-shirts!! Happy
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Are they fabric crayons, or can we use any normal wax crayon?
It looks amazing by the way Happy
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Thanks Steph, you can use normal hard wax crayons
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Loreto I.
Loreto I. · Málaga, Andalusia, ES · 3 projects
Me encanta y me viene de perlas. Tengo que hacer un regalo y había "hipsterizado" un retrato de un amigo, y esta técnica es perfecta. ¡Muchas gracias! Happy
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Pues me encantaría ver cómo te queda Loreto!!
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Sheila K.
Sheila K. · New York, New York, US
Hello, can you tell me the brand of crayon to use-am in the US. Thank you so much....
2nd Funniest Thing
2nd Funniest Thing · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 10 projects
Any brand of non-washable hard was crayons. In spain we have ones called plastidecor but most of the ones sold on chinese bazaars also work right
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