Post # 1
So we are tackling invites today (hopefully) and I have started to make the wax stamps.
I bought the stamper at michaels (2 hearts). I bought a pink candle and have started attempting to make them on wax paper.
My problem is that I am not sure if this is how they are supposed to look. Should I buy the actual wax they sell at michaels? Are they supposed to look this thin? Does pink look good with my invites?
My mom said “It looks ghetto”. I am not sure how I feel about them.
Please be as brutally honest as possible.
Post # 3
Wow, I never thought about using candle wax before, but I guess it works.
If you buy actual sealing wax, there’s a much higher pigment content, so they’re not as transparent, and are much richer looking.
Also, if you’re thinking about putting them through the post, I would look into the false sealing wax gluesticks. They’re supposed to be much more fexible, and less likeky to shatter and crumble if you mail them.
Pink and grey is fine, just maybe not a pink that fluorescent.
Post # 4
I personally think they look a little too see through
Mrs Sewing did an awesome tutorial on was seals here http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/03/18/manvites-all-sealed-up/
Post # 5
I went with Save of Crafts faux sealing wax. Worked awesome.
I would suggest:
Here’s how mine turned out:
By The Way, I love the pink on the gray. I would stick with the same color sceme. 🙂
Post # 6
I strongly recommend using colored glue instead of wax. For one thing, wax will crumble in the mail. For another, glue is much cheaper and easier to work with. We used it in hot glue guns and it worked really well. You can order it online although I think michael’s might carry it as well.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. It is actually brown invitations not grey.
I think I will actually go to Micheals and pick up the gold wax (they dont sell pink).
@Miss Seersucker: Yours look AMAZING!!!
Post # 8
@Tranquility: I like brown and pink even better. 🙂 Gold will go great as well though! 🙂