How to Create a Wax Seal // How To's
Step 1: Choose your wax colour and seal stamp.
Top tip: Try to choose one that coordinates with your envelope and style of invitations or letter! You can get them custom designed to suit your stationery perfectly!
My favourite place to shop for seals & sealing wax is Stamptitude! They have such a great selection of colours & wax types!
Step 2: Choose your wax type and melting method.
Wax can be bought in small beads, longer sticks, or in glue gun sticks. I prefer to use the small beads for smaller projects, and I melt them over a small candle in a melting spoon. They are also good for beginners because you can easily measure out how much wax you need (I typically use 3-4 beads in the spoon at a time). Using the wax sticks with a sealing wax gun are great for larger projects because you don’t need to wait for the seal wax to melt.
There are other interesting kinds of wax seals depending on where you order from! Stamptitude has a great selection of beads, sticks, and even adhesive backings if you want to make your seals into stickers for later application!
Step 3: Melt your wax.
Seems easy enough right? Well it actually is! Just make sure you don’t burn or overheat the wax.
Once again, for a quicker method, use a wax gun!
Step 4: Pour your wax.
For this demonstration I just used wax paper to pour my wax onto. This is also a great method if you’re wanting to put adhesives on the back of your wax seals!
Top Tip: Make sure your poured wax is the approximate shape of your seal stamp, and don’t pour the wax too slowly or it will harden as it comes off the spoon and create wax strings (Much like a glue gun!)
Step 5: Press your stamp onto the poured wax
Press the stamp firmly but slowly into the wax. You can even move it around slightly as you press down to ensure an even amount of wax surrounds the stamp.
Step 6: Wait & remove
You can let go of the stamp handle, and wait anywhere from 10-30 seconds for the wax to harden. Then, simply peel off the stamp from the wax and you have your wax seal!
Top Tip: put the stamp on ice before you press it into the wax, and the wax will harden much quicker!
Here’s a fun project I used my wax seals for! I sealed these mini rsvp cards in the cutest mini envelopes with my rose seal!
Here are a couple images made just for Pinterest!
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