Wax Sealing for Beginners

Wax Sealing for Beginners

Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
The basics when it comes to making Wax Seals

let’s make beautiful things!

Are you new to wax sealing and are ready to start making them yourself? We’ve put together a step by step guide to help you make the perfect wax seals. 

What you need:

At the minimum, you will need a Wax Seal Stamp, Melting Spoon & Sealing Wax. We would recommend our Beginners Kit which also includes a Wax Melt Burner to help keep your spoon hands free!
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If you’re planning to pre make your wax seals, we also recommend our Wax Seal Makers Mat as the perfect surface to create pre-made seals or to practice on.
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Step One: Set up a clean, heatproof workspace that is away from any flammable items as you will be using a tea light candle.

Step Two: Light your tea light candle and place the Wax Melt Burner over the top

Step Three: Add 3 wax beads to your melting spoon and rest on your Wax Melt Burner

Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners

Step Four: Wait for the Wax Beads to melt to the consistency of thick honey

Step Five: Pour the wax onto the surface your working on – either an Envelope, Card, Makers Mat etc. You want to pour to the size of a 10c piece. Aim to pour in a perfect circle.

Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners

Step Six: Press your Wax Seal Stamp down in the centre of the wax you have just poured. Use a bit of pressure to make a clearer impression

Step Seven: Wait for the wax to cool and gently take off your Wax Seal Stamp! 

Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners

If you’re adding Dried Petals or Foil Leaf, add them in using Fine Point Tweezers once you have poured your wax. Work quickly to avoid the wax cooling down which will impact the shape of your wax seal! 

Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
Sea and Paper - How to make Wax Seals for Beginners
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