herbin supple sealing wax

For strong waxes, we recommend resting your seal on ice (we use a freezer cold pack) before embossing the hot wax – this will quick set the wax, and allow the seal to easily release. Press in seal. Teflon-covered glue pots work best for this purpose. Press your stamp into the wax and let it sit for 10-15 seconds while the wax cools. To make a wax seal, press in the stamp straight (vertically) into the molten wax gently but firmly. If you’re looking to make a quick and simple sealing wax, you’re at the right place. For strong waxes, we recommend resting your seal on ice before embossing the hot wax – this will quick set the wax, and allow the seal to easily release. There is a variety of wax, namely wick wax sticks, non-wick wax sticks, glue gun wax sticks and wax cubes (wax beads). Candles, sticks, medallions, odds and ends of broken candles, sticks, medallions, etc. can be melted in a glue pot (available at most craft stores). 2. Either using a glue gun or a spoon and a candle, melt your wax.

We also use candle style sealing wax with our Melting Pot, which allows us to melt the wax without soot contamination, remelt and reuse our mistakes, as well as mix colors for a custom look. 1. Light the wick of the stick and hold it like a candle (vertically) until you see wax begin to melt around the base of the wick. 1. Insert your wax stick into your mini, or standard sized glue gun. A tip for you here is to hold the wax stick horizontally and rotate it slowly while melting so the wax drips evenly onto the surface. One can use this style of wax easily while on the go. Because of the time consumption, we suggest using wick wax sticks only if you are creating one or two seals. Before we go into the details, we should start with the fundamental concept behind – melting the wax and creating an impression with a wax seal stamp. Dab your seal into our Seal Non-Stick, or Highlighting Ink for a dimensional look, to prevent the seal sticking to the sealing wax – or rest your stamp on an ice pack to chill it.

The ink will automatically transfer on to the wax seal. Emboss with your seal and lift straight up. 7. If you are not using a non-stick product and find the wax won’t let go of the seal, simply let your seal rest on the wax until the wax is completely cool, then lift your seal off. If you are not using a non-stick product and find the wax won’t let go of the seal, simply let your seal rest on the wax until the wax is completely cool, then lift your seal off. It is easy to practice seals on aluminum foil, parchment baking paper, or a silicone baking mat, then remelt the wax in the melting spoon to use again. The seals can then be easily slid off, and glued in the desired places with any common glue. Exercise extreme caution while making seals. While it will greatly reduce the overall number of end checks, it isn’t uncommon to still get one or two big checks in wide boards. Blow hot air on the lower end with a heat tool.

The heat tool mentioned in some techniques is also called embossing tool. I made a small lamp for heating my spoon and a larger lamp for some serious heat for making the batch of sealing wax. These components, which were basically very small cards done in offset, were sponsored by my stone paper partner. In order for people to understand the value of stone paper, they had to hold it in their hands. To make a seal using sealing wax candles, light the end of the candle and drip wax onto paper, making a pool of wax of the desired size. Grab a sheet of wax paper, around 2 feet (60 cm) long and 1 foot (30 cm) wide. Although a seal can be made directly in place, we highly recommend, especially when you are making a lot of seals, that you make them first on a cookie sheet, aluminum foil or wax paper.