A wax seal stamp is a great way to upgrade your wedding stationery with very little effort. Simply add a wax seal stamp to the envelope of your invitation and your stationery will instantly look more professional and appealing. Here’s how:
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Supplies (find most at your nearest craft shop):
- wedding envelope R87.50/100
- small dried flowers (pick from a garden)
- sealing wax (with wick) R27-30
- brass seal R130-150 (or you can get a custom-made seal)
- Put your invitation into the envelope of your choice and turn it over so that the side to seal is facing upwards.
Place your dried flower at the base of the seal on the envelope.
Light the wick of the sealing wax and rotate the stick, you will see that it will start to drip quite quickly. Keep the stick tilted towards the dried flower on your envelope. Rotate the wax and let it drip (try to move the stick around so that it drips into a circle).
Once you have the wax circle on your envelope that is of a similar size to your seal, take the seal stamp and press it into the pool of wax. Once cooled, peel off and you will have your stamp!
Don’t worry if the stamps don’t all look the same, it is a personal touch and your guests will love it.
TIP: Do a practice round on scrap paper before starting on your envelopes.
Disclaimer: Seal wax beads are used in the video but if you use the beads, you also need to have a melting spoon. To limit the number of supplies needed, the steps have been done using sealing wax with a wick. This way you can drip the wax directly onto your point of seal.
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