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Can you use a regular spoon for wax seals?

Can you use a regular spoon for wax seals?

You can use a spoon, a glue pot, or a heating tool to re-melt the scrap wax. You cannot “waste” sealing wax. By mixing different color wax bits and pieces you can produce unique and beautiful “marbled” seals. To make a wax seal, press in the stamp straight (vertically) into the molten wax gently but firmly.

What can I use if I don’t have a wax sealer?

Another method to create a ‘wax’ seal is with glue. While transparent glue is the most popular variety, glue gun glue is available in a wide range of colours, too. Choose your glue and then heat a stick of it in your glue gun for a couple of minutes.

Do people still use sealing wax?

Today, sealing wax is still used to seal letters and documents- particularly wedding invitations- although some people use them for any type of personal letter.

Can you remelt wax seals?

Bead wax is the most economical of our waxes. 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. Create new colors and marbling effects by melting colors together.

Why is my wax stamp sticking?

There can be 2 reasons why the sealing wax is jammed in the engraved lines of your stamp and makes it sticky: 1) your stamp is too hot, 2) you lift the stamp too soon that the sealing wax has not been properly hardened. Either of the issues you are having, the solution is the same – cool the stamp off.

Why did we stop using wax seals?

While 18th- and early 19th-century treaties made heavy use of traditional materials like parchment and large wax seals, these materials began to be phased out in the mid 19th century for reasons of convenience and cost. This wax seal used at the Second Hague Conference in 1907 is a later surviving example.

Why is my wax sticking to my seal?

How do I Use Your sealing wax sticks?

You can choose from two application methods: a glue gun and a traditional melting spoon. Our 7mm sealing wax sticks are compatible with mini hot melt glue guns and work just like regular glue sticks. To get started, follow these steps: Insert the 7mm wax sticks into a mini glue gun. Allow a couple of minutes for the glue gun to heat up.

Why use a glue gun to glue wax?

First thing to note is that the wax in this video is at perfect temperature. We see far too many instances of people heating the wax until it reaches boiling point! With a low-temp glue gun you avoid creating unnecessary bubbles and burnt patches. Secondly, and this is actually the most important.

How do you use a glue gun for stamping?

Two pulls of the glue gun trigger should produce a good amount of wax for our 25mm seal stamps. If this is your first time using glue gun wax, consider doing a test run on a piece of scrap paper or card first to find your own rhythm and get a feel for the consistency of the wax and how it stamps.

Will the wax stick to the stamp head?

The only time the Wax will ever stick to the stamp head is if you are not patient enough with it. That being said, if any of our customers happen to have made a complete hash job of their stamps then don’t despair!