They look great, they come in a wide variety of colors, and the seal like a dream. All the beasts have above them a few symbols which look like writing, and we’ll come back to that later. Above all, the animal images on the seals are a series of symbols – one looks like an oval shield; others look like matchstick human figures; there are some single lines, and there’s a standing spear shape. You can try marbling pigment and wax together directly on the writing surface using a heat-resistant tool, like a needle or unfolded paper clip. If you feel the stamp sticking, simply wait another 5-10 seconds and try again. Changing the plate type, for example, from metal to plastic, will change the feel and sound when typing even more than swapping for different colored switches. If you feel it sticking that is a sign the wax hasn’t fully cooled. Your sealing wax is too hot, or you haven’t cooled your wax stamp enough.
To clean your spoon simply wipe with a paper towel once it has cooled. 8. Dry the stamp on a towel. To prepare a stamp for soaking, the stamp should be carefully clipped from the envelope (Figure 1), leaving enough paper around all of the stamp edges so the scissors do not clip any part of the stamp. The wax will seep out from the edges of the stamp, so consider that when squeezing out the wax! Then insert the new color and squeeze the trigger to push the glue out until it dispenses only sealing wax. Once your sealing wax is properly heated, bring the sealing wax gun nozzle 1-2 inches above your surface and squeeze the trigger. Once the trigger become difficult to squeeze, plug the sealing wax gun in again. Once it becomes difficult to squeeze the trigger, plug in again. Once you can squeeze the sealing wax from the gun with low effort you are ready to pour. It is important to give a test squeeze every couple of minutes, as waiting too long will overheat the wax. After waiting for the sealing wax to cool, give your stamp a test pull.
After you’ve allowed the sealing wax to cool, start with a test pull by gently lifting your wax stamp. As a note, your wax seal will mimic the shape of your pour. The invention of pre-gummed envelopes and changes in the postal system led to a steady decline of wax seal use in the 20th century; however, they are now perceived as special and are therefore popular for wedding invites and similar. Don’t over-melt the wax-if you melt it completely, the wax may be too thin to hold together and it could ruin your envelopes. It will take 30-60 seconds to melt your beads depending on the size of flame. 2. Either using a glue gun or a spoon and a candle, melt your wax. Aim for a pour slightly larger than your wax stamp. Aim for a pour size that is slightly larger than your wax stamp. Wax seal stamps add a creative, old-fashioned accent to your sealed envelopes. YES! If you’ve opted to use wax seals to add another layer of personalization. Not sure how much sealing wax you will require for your project? This is normal as an open flame will cause soot to form on the bottom of your sealing wax spoon.
As you will be working with hot tools and an open flame you must work with a heat resistant mat to put tools on when not in use. Once you’ve finished pouring, return your sealing wax gun to the mat. Can I Use Candle Wax To Make Wax Seals? Yes, even the candle melter. Your wax stamp will leave an impression, however candle wax will crumble and break easily. Unplug your gun, and continue to make seals as the wax cools. Pour some sealing wax and make a wax seal, this should remove any leftover wax. Then press your wax stamp into the sealing wax, making sure to keep your stamp level and applying a fair amount of pressure. Then wait 5-7 minutes for the wax to reach the proper temperature. The rinse can last from just a few minutes to a half-hour or so. It can help to wait a few moments before embossing, as it can create a better definition and prevent the wax from thinning. At the risk of tooting their horn too much, Artisaire is one of the few companies whose customer service actually impresses me. If you choose to upgrade your wedding invitation to double-thick cotton cardstock for your wedding invitation (this is popular for wedding invitations printed in letterpress or gold foil), the total weight of one suite will put you above the 1 oz. limit where you’d just need a standard first class stamp.