So, you put together your dream wedding invitation suite, detailed with envelope liners, addressed envelopes and a wax stamp, but have no idea how to efficiently use the wax seal? No worries; I am here to help, and we won’t both burning a candle to achieve a timeless wax seal look. No spoon, either. We’re going to forgo the traditional way to use a wax seal and get it done quickly without compromising the beauty of it.
Make sure your wax seal is cooled down. I usually have an ice pack on hand with a towel to wipe off any water residue on the stamp before using it. You can just use a baggie with ice cubes in it if you don’t have an icepack available.
Turn on your glue gun and put the wax sticks through it. Make sure you have the glue gun on a low setting. If it is too hot the wax will bubble and you won’t get a clean impression.
I usually use 1-2 pumps. It will depend on the size of your stamp, so play around a little bit to see what you like the best! The messier you pour the wax, the messier the stamp will be! The wax will seep out from the edges of the stamp, so consider that when squeezing out the wax!
Now wipe your cold stamp off with a towel and stamp the wax! I always mark the top of my stamps with a sharpie so I get a straight seal every time.
Once the wax cools down and hardens, pull the stamp off and admire how beautiful it looks! The whole process is easy and extremely satisfying! Start over by putting the stamp back on the ice pack. Don’t forget to show off your pretty stamps on Instagram and tag us!
Here is a quick video walking you through the process!
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