How to make wax sealing & Tools•
Posted on January 15 2020
What is wax sealing?
It is used to seal envelopes or gift wrapping and as a decoration
How to make wax sealing？
Sealing wax is available in the form of sticks, sometimes with a wick, or as granules. The stick is melted at one end (but not ignited or blackened), or the granules heated in a spoon, then placed where required, While the wax is still soft, the seal should be quickly and firmly pressed into it and hold it few second and allowing them to rest together long enough for the impression to set into the wax.
What tools can I use?1.Wax seal stamp
A device to impress an emblem on wax, clay or another medium
- wax beads (at least with a spoon and have a heat source available such as soy candle)
Place 3 or more sealing wax beads (according to stamp size),into a melting spoon,and hold over the flame, until the wax is almost completely melted.If you melt all the way, the viscosity may be too thin and spread or run on your project.
Pour the melted wax onto your project and emboss with your favorite wax seal stamp. Waiting a few moments before embossing may create better definition in the wax, and prevent the wax from thinning.
note: Create new colors and marbling effects by melting colors together,this can create some fun combinations.
- wick style sealing wax stick
1.Light the wick and hold the wax stick at a slight 20 degree angle (lit end down).
2.Holding the stick directly on & over the area where you wish to make your seal, allow the melting wax to pull itself onto the project creating a pool large enough for the sealing coin.
3.If you find the wax begins to set while you are still melting the wax, move the candle around the area to mix hot wax with the cooler wax.
4.Dab your seal into our Seal Non-Stick (or Highlighting Ink for a dimensional look) to prevent the seal sticking to the sealing wax.
5.Emboss with your seal and lift straight up.
note:Can be slow to use for large projects unless you melt down the sticks.
Contamination with the wick soot is a possibility.
- wickless sealing wax stick
The first way
Cutting pieces of waxes to melt in spoon, working as wax beads
The second way
Use glue gun.
Insert your wax stick into your mini, or standard sized glue gun. Use a second wax stick in the gun to help advance the first.
- Glue stick (get transparent look)
Use the same way as a wax stick
Glue stick which creates a bright and shiny appearance,even a completely transparent look
3.Melting Spoon & soy candle & Spoon Base
*Use ANY sealing wax with this method - wick, glue gun, beads, wickless, just cut the stick to fit the spoon.
*Use a soy tea candle to prevent soot from coating the spoon.
How to clean spoon? Warm the spoon to melt wax residue, and wrap inside a paper towel ppin and rub the spoon.
if soot from covering the spoon, please use paper towel clean it.
note:Melting spoon can be replaced with ordinary spoon.
Spoon Base can be replaced by hand (if you don't mind tired)
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