Post # 1
Has anyone ever used wax seals to seal either the outer or the inner envelope? If so, do you have any tips? I have the wax sticks (rather than the glue gun wax), and I don’t know how to make it so that it doesn’t get smoke marks, or is the right size… or anything! haha. Any help is appreciated.
Post # 3
The wonderful thing about the internet is that you can find help with almost anything:
DIY Wax Seal
How to Use Wax Seals
Here’s an old post :
Wax Seal Advice!
Post # 4
@julies1949: Thanks! I did try those methods, but couldn’t get the hang of it without burning myself or scorching the wax.
Just in case anyone reads this at any point, what I found worked for me was a two-person job, but it worked perfectly!
Set up: Get a double boiler (or a pot and a metal bowl on top) and start heating up water in the lower part. Put the bowl (or top of the double boiler) on top. Then get a disposable pie tin that can fit inside the double boiler and put it inside with a couple of the wax sticks. While that melts, assemble some tongs (to tilt the pie tin), some plastic spoons (to spoon the wax), and some thing to wipe any drips from the spoon so that you don’t drop wax where you don’t want to (I used wooden skewers).
Process: Take the tongs and tilt the pie tin. Using the plastic spoon, gather enough wax to make a nice looking seal. Quickly wipe off any drips and move the spoon over and deposit the wax where needed. Hand the spoon to someone else or put it on some wax paper (do not put it back in the pie tin or it will get covered with wax). Press the seal into the wax and lift off. It really helps to have a helper who can wipe off the wax from the spoon and then hold it when you’re done. Time is important since you want the wax to be really hot and liquid.
The good thing about using the real wax is that if you mess up, it peels off! It also means you can do a bunch of practice ones without wasting wax because you can just re-melt it.
Hope this helps someone!