Traditional Sealing Wax
Heat the end of the wax stick or wick with a candle or micro torch lighter and hold the stick at a slight angle. Keep the flame low to avoid the build-up of soot which will dirty your seal. Once the end of the stick starts to soften, press the wax stick onto your paper and slowly ‘mush’ the soft wax in a circle to remove air pockets. Carefully stamp the wax with your stamper.
Heat the end of the wax stick or wick using a candle or micro torch lighter and hold the stick at a slight angle. Again, keep an eye on the flame and avoid any black in your finished product.
Holding the stick directly over the area where you want the seal, allow the wax to drip down and create a pool roughly the same size as your stamper. Place your stamper gently into the wax.
**For both methods above, we recommend chilling your stamper which will help to harden the wax more quickly and allow for a cleaner release. Always let the wax harden slightly before removing the stamper – should only take a few seconds.**
Glue Gun Sticks
Insert your sticks into a standard full-size glue gun. You will need to keep the gun chamber full at all times in order to extrude the wax. Allow the gun to heat up. Push out a circle of wax close in size to your stamp head. There is of course creative license in play here. Let the wax dry for a second or two and then gently place the stamper into the wax. Remove the stamper only when the wax has hardened in order to get the best impression. Keeping your stamper chilled is advisable for best results. A tried and true method to accomplish this is to keep an ice pack next to your work area and rest your stamper on it between stamps. Keep it dry though!
**We do not recommend using any release agents or highlighting ink as this type of wax is non-porous. Any foreign material will stay on the surface of the wax and could transfer onto anything the seal may touch like your expensive invitations or envelopes.**
Hand crafted bottle and sealing wax