Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Create a Wax Seal

Adding a wax seal to your envelope is a great way to infuse a little flair and elegance into the act of mailing a letter. J. Herbin and Atelier Gargoyle offer a variety of wax colors, so that you can find the hue that really represents you. Read on or watch the video above to see our step-by-step guide to creating the perfect wax seal!

1. Heat Tip of Sealing Wax While Rotating
Using a torch, heat up the wax while rotating it to get even melting. The wax will begin to melt and drip so be sure to have it positioned over the spot where you want to seal your letter.

2. Let About 10 Drops of Wax to Collect Where You Wish To Seal
You don't want a huge puddle of wax but enough for your seal to form. We estimated about 10 or so drops of wax should do the trick.

3. Rub Tip of the Wax onto the Paper
Use the heated end of the wax stick to swirl around the melted wax and create a circle for your seal to stamp.

4. Create a Moisture Barrier
You will want to either breathe on the seal a few times before stamping or rest it on an ice pack while your heating the wax to create a moisture barrier so you get a clean release from the seal.

5. Stamp your Seal 
Press your seal into the hot wax and wait between 5-30 seconds until the seal is set. That's it! You've just created your wax seal!

Shop our selection of sealing wax from J. Herbin and Atelier Gargoyle, available in 40 color choices. Need a seal or wooden handle? No worries! We have those too! For one stop wax seal shopping, check out our Sealing Wax Package Set!

Do you use wax seals? Leave a comment and let us know! 

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company

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