Wax seals are an elegant and wonderful way to upgrade stationery, gifts and packaging. But how do you get wax seals perfect every time? In this article you will learn more about the different ways to make wax seals so that your wax seals look like they were made by a sealing professional.
There are two ways of attaching wax seals to the desired object:
- The embossing of wax seals directly on the surface to be four-sealed / embellished
- Embossing wax seals on baking paper or a silicone mat
We always recommend embossing the wax seal on a silicone mat or baking paper, then providing the back with a double-sided adhesive point and then attaching it to the desired object like a sticker. This has the following advantages:
- The subject can be perfectly aligned.
- Unsuccessful wax seals can be sorted out and do not "deface" your stationery etc.
No matter which of the two options you choose, the production is the same.
You need these materials to make wax seals:
- Sealing wax of your choice
- Seal stamp
- Melting tool of your choice
- Cooling pad / ice pack
- Heat-resistant surface, e.g. silicone mat
- Kitchen towel
Embossing wax seals can get a little messy. So make sure that there are no objects nearby that should not be drizzled with wax and make sure to cover all surfaces. But don't panic: As a rule, dried wax can be easily removed from smooth surfaces.
Insert your sealing wax gun, slide a wax rod into the opening provided and wait about 5 minutes until the wax has heated up and becomes liquid.
Alternatively, you can light a candle, place your sealing wax pearls on a melting spoon and hold this about 3 cm above the flame until the wax has completely melted. Here we recommend stirring the melting wax a few times with a toothpick.
Pour the melted wax on your chosen surface and press your seal stamp slowly and with a little pressure on the wax. Try to align the seal stamp as centrally as possible. Leave the seal stamp in the wax for 5-10 seconds.
After waiting a few seconds, place two fingers to the left and right of the seal and gently pull on the seal stamp. If this comes off without any problems, you can remove it from the wax. Otherwise just wait a few more seconds.
Place your sealing stamp on a cooling pad for a few seconds and then pat it dry with your kitchen towel. Now you can stamp your next wax seal.
In the meantime, turn off the gun so it doesn't melt your wax faster than you can make wax seals.
If too much wax does run out of the gun, collect it until you have enough for a wax seal and melt it with a suitable spoon (preferably a melting spoon) over a tea light. Now pour the liquid wax onto the desired area and press your sealing stamp into it as usual. So not a single drop of your wax is wasted. :)