How To use Wax Seal Stamps

How To use Wax Seal Stamps


hey guys I’m Shayda and today I have
another calligraphy tutorial for you sort of!! I’m going to be showing you how
to use wax seal to seal your envelopes in your snail mail I think you guys are
going to love this so let’s just get started! Adding a wax
seal to your envelopes is a beautiful way to add a finishing touch to your
hand lettered pieces and this is a really fun crafty process that’s
completely out of another era now all of the supplies that you’re going to see me
use in today’s tutorial are from a company called Uniqooo and I will
link them in the description below they’re a small funky company and they
make these classic stamps as well as all the colorful waxes that go with
them now there’s a few different methods for applying the wax and that’s what
we’re going to talk about today I’m also going to share my favorite stamp designs
and there’s even a giveaway so stay tuned to the end of the video for info
about that. So i’ll start today by lighting a candle it’s just nice to have
a source of flame when you’re doing this project and the first method that i’m
going to show you is the wax stick that has a wick inside of it so it looks very
much like a candle and you’re going to light it start by lighting the wick and
then you’re going to rotate the wax stick in your hands a little bit or in
your fingers and you’ll see quite quickly that it starts to drip and
you’re just going to keep the stick tilted towards your paper
I’m just using scrap paper to practice here and you’ll just rotate the the wax
and let the the wick heat the stick and it’ll slowly start to drip and pull on
the page now I must say this is a very slow and meditative process really is
something out of another time and it’s sort of fun to sit there and pretend
that you’re in a tower castle somewhere and you’re writing a letter to your
sweetheart and you don’t have an inbox full of emails so you don’t have a cell
phone beeping at you but just have fun and be patient with this you may take
the wax stick and sort of do what I’m doing here and rub the wax and sort of
help it to pool outwards and form a circle on the
page but once you get the wax to be somewhat circular and about the size of
one of your stamps you can set the stick aside and then grab one of your stamps
I’ve got a whole bunch here that I’m excited to try and you’re just going to
take it and press it firmly into the pool of Wax nothing special here you
don’t have to press really hard after a moment after its cooled you can take it
off and it should look pretty much like that now this is one of those times I
know I always say this but it really is a time for perfectly imperfect every
stamp will be a little bit different every seal will be a little bit
different and that’s the beauty of it here I’m doing another one on my scrap
paper just to practice and I’m going to use my bumble bee stamp which is a
really classic design and I love the way that looks it just turned out really
beautiful okay so here I’m moving on to a real envelope I’m going to take my
gold wax and I’m just I’ve got my envelopes sealed and I’m putting some
wax on the fold there letting it cool and then pressing gently into the wax
I’m using my pineapple stamp and you can see for this one you know I sort of
missed the top but it doesn’t matter they’re all going to be a little
different that’s what I like about them so here’s the second method for applying
the wax you have a wax stick that doesn’t have a wick inside you take a
little chunk off just use an exacto knife to cut it and you’ve got a little
metal bowl here that you can hold over a tea light or over a candle and once the
wax has melted completely you just pour it onto your page in a circular motion
to make that little circular pool of wax and then of course the stamp is the same
you’re just going to press firmly and give it a second to dry this is my S
design for Shayda, S for Shayda oh I think I did it upside down but that’s okay I’m
just doing it on scrap paper that one turned out very nice I have a little
extra green wax here so I’m going to do another one on scrap paper and with this
one you can really see I don’t get a perfectly circular shape
with my wax puddle I’ve got some drips there but when I add the stamp it all
sort of comes together to create a really nice look and that’s my snowflake
stamp and even the drip there it creates a very beautiful seal and I think the
snowflake would be lovely for a winter or holiday invitation now I’m going to
take some gray wax and melt it and I’m going to try doing this on a real
envelope so I’ve got my envelopes sealed and I’m just applying the wax at the
fold in a circular motion now when it comes to these two methods for applying
wax I think you have a little more control with the wax that you pour out
of the bowl but that one you also have to do cleanup so once you’ve applied
your seal you’re going to heat the bowl up again and then wipe it out with a
little paper towel which is not a big deal but I sort of fell for the candle
application it is like I said a very slow meditative process but you sort of
don’t know exactly what you’re going to get and the results are really beautiful
and very wabi-sabi so yeah that’s my fleur-de-lis I love that design it’s so
classic and that one’s a little smaller than some of the other stamps as well so
I really like that I’m going to do one more envelope here with a little of the
sort of gold bronzy wax I’m just trying to get enough to drip off there that
I’ll be able to stamp it and you can always go back and relight the wax stick
if you need to and there I’m going to finish up by doing another fleur-de-lis. Now there is one more method of application when it comes to these sets
and that is a glue gun sticks and you put them in the glue gun and I imagine
they would be a little less meditative and and a little more and you would have
a little more control so you might want to try those as well well that’s
everything for today guys thank you so much for watching I’m going to link
these Uniqooo products on Amazon below as well as the Uniqooo website you can also
find stamps on Etsy and there’s a lot of makers out
there that will make you personalized initial stamps with the monogram for you
and your partner or something like that so there’s all sorts of fun applications
for these gorgeous wax seals and stamps I hope you’ll give them a try I know
I’ve just fell in love with this very timeless process so thank you so much
for watching and if you enjoy today’s video please hit that subscribe button
now let’s talk about the giveaway if you would like to win this wax sealing set
which includes the tree stamp and two wax sticks all you have to do is find me
on Facebook so go to my official Shayda Campbell Facebook page and then find
this photo and like it that’s all there is to it international entries are
welcome and the contest closes Monday and the winner will be announced on
Facebook GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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