I saw this technique on another site somewhere and I have fine tuned it a bit with some intructions and step by step piccies.
A wax seal used to be used by Royalty in Medieval times to seal a paper scroll or evelope, and I have always liked that way they look.
This technique is perfect for getting out those older style stamps and your neglected Glue Gun.
Hot Glue Gun and plenty of spare glue sticks.
Small sized rubber or acrylic stamps
Small ink pads.
Wait until your glue gun gets quite hot and the glue quite runny.
Spread out some wax paper and squirt a blob of the hot glue onto it. The blob should be about the size of a 10cent piece (approx 1.5cms across). You can squirt a few blobs at a time – they won’t solidify too quickly.
Push your stamp into the blob of glue BUT not right through to the bottom. The glue will push out from underneath – that’s ok. LEAVE the stamp in the glue – don’t worry, it won’t get stuck in it.
Leave the stamps in the glue until the glue starts to solidify. When the glue feels “tacky” and looks cloudy, it is safe to pull the stamps off. What you should have now is an impression of the stamp in the glue blob.
Paint the cool glue seals with an acrylic paint (use a thick one so you only have to do one coat).
Once the paint is dry, use your small ink pad to rub over the seal – the ink with only catch the raised areas and TA DA, you have a wax seal embellishment.
Final images of the seals used on a Lo to follow!