No Vinyl Letter Machine? No Problem! Making a Wax Paper Stencil is a simple method that will change the way you add fonts and images to your crafts and decor!
If you’re not great at hand-lettering and you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you can still get a nice, hand-painted look on that project you’re making! All you have to do is use this simple wax paper transfer method. Here is how:
Wax Paper Stencil Tutorial
- Wax paper
- Permanent marker, your choice of color(s)
- First you will need to find or create your words or graphic. You can use a word processor or image editor to design your own, or you can use a free printable. I recommend using simple, large graphics.
- Print a mirror image of your words or graphic to fit your project.
- Cut a piece of wax paper to fit over the design, with some extra space on the top and bottom edges.
- Place the wax paper (shiny side up) over the design and put a small piece of tape over the top and bottom edges to secure it.
- Trace and copy your words/image by drawing on the wax paper with your permanent marker.
- Carefully remove the wax paper from the page, and move the pieces of tape to the opposite side of the wax paper.
- Place the wax paper over your project, shiny/marker side down, and press the tape down to hold it in place.
- Using the edge of the spoon, rub the wax paper over the design, to transfer the marker to the wood.
- Remove the wax paper.
- Trace over the design on the wood with your permanent marker to fill it in as much as you’d like.
Super simple, and the result looks fantastic!
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Here are a few more stencil projects you might enjoy: