I’ve been seeing a bunch of wax seals all over the internet and was intrigued to try it. I make a ton of cards all the time and thought it would be a great way to complete the look before mailing it.
So, I was debating between buying a personalized seal and buying a mass produced one.
I ended up buying one at Hobby Lobby because it was 50% off and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on a personalized one just in case I didn’t like the process. The set I bought included two seals, the seal handle, and 3 wax sticks (pink, gold, and yellow).
With the version I purchased, I had to light the candle and then drip it onto the envelope. Although this method worked, the candle wax that came with the set would not light again after it’s first use. That was a bust and a waste of candle. The wick is still present and I have more than half the candle left.
Therefore, I’m going to have to try the wax seal where bits of wax go onto a melting spoon which in turn melts underneath a candle, kinda like a fondu cooker for wax! I think it would allow me to have better control of the amount of wax that’s used. The melting spoon method would make it easier for me to mix different wax colors together too.
This is the wax seal set I bought from Hobby Lobby.
I decided to use the rose seal.
First, I started by lighting the wax.
Then I placed the dripping wax onto the envelope and applied it in a circular motion.
As soon as I felt there was enough wax, I placed the metal rose sealer on top of it.
I left the seal on the wax for about 15 seconds before I started jiggling it to see if it would come off. It worked perfectly. But, if it was too difficult to remove, I would have left it on the wax a bit longer.
Then I took my Finnabair mica powder by Prima Marketing, placed a bit of it on my finger and applied it onto the wax seal (this gives it a sparkly shine).
This entire process was super fun. I can’t wait to make more cards so I can seal it with wax.
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