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How to Make a Perfect Wax Seal?

Introduction

How to make a wax seal on letters and envelopes? It sounds easy to do so. Melting and stamping? Yes and No. Melting and stamping is only a part of making a wax seal. We are going to give you some tips how to work it out in an easy way. The demo illustration video shows you how to make a wax seal step by step. We used an electric hot plate for the demo. You can use the candle or glue gun at home to melt the sealing wax.

10 Tips for Making a Perfect Wax Seal on Letters and Envelops in 4 Different Ways

  1. If you are using candle and spoon, it is suggested to cut the sealing wax into small pieces, around 0.8~1cm. It is easier to control the wax amount for each seal. If you are using "Sealing Wax Beads" in our store, 2 beads are enough for a seal.
  2. Each sealing wax can make around 8 seals for standard size wax seal (i.e. 20-30mm)
  3. Drip the wax and stamp on it slowly to avoid air bubbles.
  4. Apply a little more force on the seal stamp right before removing it from the imprint. This help to make the imprint more clearly. <REMARKS> DO NOT do this at the beginning, otherwise, the seal will getting thinner and not looking good.
  5. DO NOT rush for next stamping. Let the seal stamp to cool down a little bit. When the stamp getting hotter and hotter. The seal takes more time to form the shape. You can use a cool water or wet towel to cool down the stamp after each stamping. With this additional step, indeed saving you quite a lot of time for cooling down.
  6. Using glue gun is recommended for mass production. It is the second easy way for mass production. Our "Sealing Wax for Glue Gun" is designed to fit for any standard size glue gun (12mm). You don't have to worry about melting the sealing wax. Glue gun does do a good job in this part. But it takes you some time to learn how to control the amount of wax. Practice for 10 - 15 seals, you will find it is very easy.
  7. We prefer to use the electric hot plate for the mass production. It is the easiest and convenient to make a perfect wax seal on letters and envelops. Comparing to the mentioned method in above, an electric hot plate is easier to control the amount of wax. For example, if I am going to make a 30mm stamp, I will use 4/5 spoon's wax; if it is 25mm stamp, I will use 3/5 spoon's wax. The amount of wax can is more precise. Each seal will look like identical others.
  8. A PAINLESS way is to order a "Ready-made Self-adhesive Wax Seal Sticker". We provide one-stop service from design to production and making wax seal sticker. Each sticker has a double sided 3M tape at the back. The only work is PEEL and STICK! There is nothing can be easier than this option!
  9. Use a metallic marker to polish the raised on the seal. It helps the design stand out to impress the receiver. Sample: "Polishing Wax Seal with Pearl Ex Powder"
  10. Mixing the color together, perfectly match with a fancy thematic color.

12 Steps to Make a Perfect Wax Seal



  1. You will need a wax seal stamp, sealing wax, foil paper and an electric hot plate.
  2. Put the sealing wax into the holder of the hot plate.
  3. Connect the hot plate to the socket.
  4. Wait for about 3 - 5 minutes for melting the sealing wax. (remarks: Melting time is shorter after warming up the plate)
  5. If you do not have an electric hot plate at home, you could cut a small piece (about 0.8 - 1 cm) of sealing wax into the spoon and melt it with a small tea candle.
  6. Drip the wax slowly and evenly on the design area to avoid air bubbles on the wax.
  7. A small coin size (15 - 20mm) sealing wax will be enough for a standard size 25 - 30 mm wax seal stamp.
  8. Stamp on the melting wax slowly to avoid the air bubbles on the imprint.
  9. Wait for 10-20 seconds for cooling down both the stamp and the seal.
  10. Apply a little more force on the stamp to make the imprint more clearly.
  11. Remove the stamp slowly.
  12. Cooling down before to work on another new seal.