Even though it is uncommon in our daily lives, wax sealing is popular as crafts and decorations. It is beautiful, quite easy to make, and unique.
Let’s learn more about wax sealing.
What Exactly is a Wax Seal?
Putting it simply, it is a wax that is pressed into a seal. In the past, it was used to seal off envelopes and secure it. With a wax seal, the recipient of a letter can be sure that the letter has not been tampered with because if so, the wax seal would have ruined. Nowadays, since people don’t really send out physical letters anymore, the use of wax seal has declined by a lot for that specific purpose. However, many people enjoy wax sealing as a form of arts and crafts. Even so, some people still use the wax seal as its initial purpose as it can create a unique look and lasting impression, such as for formal business correspondence.
What Are the Types of Wax for Sealing?
Nowadays, more types of wax can be found. They have different formulas that create different characteristics. Not only the formula, but the shape is also different. Different shape of wax has different purposes as they suit different types of tools.
The two most popular types of wax are the traditional wax and the flexible wax.
Traditional wax is the wax with a formula that has been used from many years ago. It is best used to ensure the confidentiality of a document or letter because it crumbles easily, so people can not tamper with it at all. However, since it breaks easily, it is not suitable for mailing through the post. Instead, if you want to send a letter with a traditional wax seal, you have to deliver it personally from hand to hand.
Other than the traditional sealing wax, you can also choose to use a flexible sealing wax. This type of wax is more flexible because the formula is a mix of wax and resin. The flexible wax seal can be used on even curved surfaces due to these characteristics.
What Are the Tools Needed for Wax Sealing?
You can either choose to use a wax sealing spoon or a glue gun. But you have to make sure that the wax that you use suits the tool that you choose. Wax sealing beads are used for the wax sealing spoon, meanwhile, wax sticks are used for glue guns. Then, you absolutely need a wax sealing stamp so that you can press down the melted wax onto the surface you want to leave a distinct impression on it, finalizing the step of making a wax seal.
After you have left an impression on your wax seal and let it harden, you can still choose to decorate it in many different ways. You can choose various embellishments to make it look more interesting, line the impression with markers to emphasize the design, or other ways as long as you can be creative with it however you want. To find out more info you can visit Professor Flyer & Name Card Printing.