Wax sealing has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years. Nowadays, it’s no longer as popular as it used to be mainly due to advances in technology. In the past, it used to be beneficial for sending out physical letters as a way to seal it off and secure it as it goes to get delivered toward the recipient. Now that people don’t really send out mails and letters that way anymore, seeing an actual wax seal is quite rare in this era.
However, the decline of the popularity of the wax seal does not mean that it is going to be forgotten. Nowadays, so many people use the wax seal for crafts and art, especially for decorations. Many wedding invitations, gift packages and other things alike use a wax seal to make it look more formal and unique at the same time. If you are looking forward to being able to create your own wax seal, then take a look at the basics of wax sealing below.
Choosing The Right Wax Type
There’s no wax that’s absolutely the best on top of every other wax in the world. Rather, certain wax fits certain purposes or uses more. That’s why you have to be aware of the characteristics of each type of wax so that you can know which is the best suitable for certain planning.
For instance, there are waxes that come with a wick, and there are some that don’t have any. Now, wick waxes are more suitable for the use with a glue gun, especially ones that are shaped like a stick. Meanwhile, waxes that don’t have wick is easier to use for a melting wax spoon.
What’s the Best Time to Stamp the Wax?
After melting the wax and pouring it onto the surface of the material that you want, what’s left is just to press down the stamp on the wax. However, there are certain timing for it. It all depends on the type of wax. Some type of wax needs to be pressed down with a stamp right away when it is still really hot and boiling. However, some others have to wait a few seconds before it gets pressed down with a seal for the best result. To learn more about this, you have to try it yourself and see which timing is the best for dealing with the type of wax of your choice.
Whatever the type of wax you use, always remember that only lift the stamp when it’s truly dried. If you lift the stamp too early, you won’t be able to get a good quality wax seal because the wax hasn’t fully dried yet. So watch out and be patient.
After getting a good wax seal, you can try giving it a little bit more touch. This is optional, however. For example, you can choose to make your wax seal better by adding glitters onto it or several other decorations that can be added after.