Laminator Hack & Crayons

Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a super exciting technique, sometimes you have an idea in your head and you want to try it right away. This was one of those techniques:-)

And it’s even better when the technique works out as you had it in your head. And this one did, with a few hiccups, well I actually messed up, oops, to say the least.

But it turned out even better because I get to share what you shouldn’t do and how to get the best result which is always my aim!

You will get the best tips and see what works and what not in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to learn all tricks and avoid messing things up:-)

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Laminator Hack & Crayons

Crayons and Pouches

For the laminator hack, you obviously need a laminator and laminating pouches. I have used some matte ones because the regular clear or shiny ones reflect in the camera so much which is quite annoying. And it was fun to try and see what I would get this way. 

Just start with the ones you have and if you like you can do a search for the matte ones. I haven’t added them in the list but you can Google them and they will pop-up.

And you will need some crayons, I used three different ones, you can see the pictures below. I think that any crayon will work though, just do a test run with the ones you have to see if it works.

Laminator Hack & Crayons

Distress Crayons

First Distress Crayons ( SBC | JGG | SSS ) in a quite boring colour for this technique. I have no idea why I have chosen these. Maybe because it was the only set available and I wanted to try them:-)

But they come in many colours and give a pretty see-through effect. As well as some gorgeous texture.

Laminator Hack & Crayons

Art Crayons

Next is a bit more colour, as in way more actually. I made a combination of colours from Vicki Boutin – Art Crayons – Set 1 Warm ( SBC ). 

Warm or cool colours always make great combinations as they won’t give you any mud.

Laminator Hack & Crayons

This is another colourful result with Art Crayons – Set 2 Cool ( SBC ). These crayons are medium soft and very easy to apply. They did break more easily than I remembered them to be but for this technique, it makes no difference. And they are a bit messier as they come in a paper wrapper instead of a plastic cover.

But they clean off super easy with a wet wipe. They are also water-soluble making them fun for lots of different techniques. the Art Crayons also turned out a bit more opaque than the other crayons.

You can check out the different sets here All Vicki Boutin Art Crayons ( SBC )

Laminator Hack & Crayons


And then the test that blew my mind, from the pouch to the paper, WOW. The colour jumps of the screen and even more so in real life.

This result is so gorgeous and easy to achieve and you get three for one background(s), how cool is that.

For this background I used Gelatos ( SBC ) They look a bit like a chapstick, about the same size as well. They are easy to apply with a nice firm/soft ratio. There are lots of fun techniques you can do with the Gelatos as well as the other Crayons. They are also water soluble.

Laminator Hack & Crayons
Laminator Hack & Crayons
Laminator Hack & Crayons

Here are some more backgrounds with the different Gelatos. The shimmer and shine from the Iridescent ( SBC ) and Metallics ( SBC ) shine through beautifully. They are also translucent.

Make sure to watch the video to see the how and what and also very important, what not to do.

I hope you liked this technique and it sparked some imagination. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!