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Wax Seals, What a Way to finish a Letter. #Papercraft.

15 Jun
Wax Seals, What a Way to finish a Letter. #Papercraft.

Writing and receiving hand written letters is now considered an old fashioned thing by many. What with social media being so popular and used by practically everybody, people rarely seem to write letters anymore. Its all texts, messenger, facebook and all the other many ways to virtually contact people.

But receiving a hand written letter from a friend or family member could really brighten someone’s day. Especially with all the bills and junk mail that comes through the post box.

I have been writing letters forever and I think it’s a lovely way to communicate with those that we are apart from.

At Christmas time I discovered that I could get a wax sealing kit. Since I got my kit, I have used it so much.

I got my kit from eBay, but they are available from loads of places, Amazon, Wish, Alli Express to name just a few.

The lot I have contains 1 stamp, a spoon to melt the wax and it came with three sticks of wax.

I have since bought lots more wax and another stamp so that I can have different designs.

It is so easy, relaxing and makes great results for sealing your envelopes.

Melt the wax in the spoon, pour the wax onto your envelope and press down with your stamp! Easy.

There are so many different ways you can accentuate the envelopes with these wax seals. Here are some of the ways I have used them.

Simple on its own stamps. You can use one colour or mix them up.

Wrap your envelope in string, ribbon or twine and put the wax over the tie.

Add a shiny stone, pearl or similar. I love this effect.

Look how pretty it makes the envelope look.

Add some sparkle to the stamp, either glitter while it’s still wet. Or eye shadow or similar sparkle when it’s dry.

You can add different colours of wax on the spoon for this lovely effect. I’m still experimenting to see which colours go best together.

Or just plain simple and lovely on their own.

What’s your favourite? Have you used wax seals before?

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14 responses to “Wax Seals, What a Way to finish a Letter. #Papercraft.

  1. irena_bookdustmagic

    June 15, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Hi, some of these look really beautiful. I think this is beautiful way to finish a letter, and I especially like those stamps with multiple colors.I really like the one with green and gold

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you. I go from my favourites being with the sparkle to with the stones. It’s fun to keep experimenting with lots of different designs.

       
  2. James McEwan

    June 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Although letters may be considered old fashioned, the idea of adding sealed wax unique from the sender. Lovely.

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you. I enjoy making the seals and I have also had a few letters with seals sent to me. Total happymail.

       
  3. Florence

    June 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Your wax seals are amazing, I love the way you have enhanced the envelope by adding a pearl to the seal.. I think that is my favorite although all are brilliant. I look forward to seeing more of your designs. with love Florence.

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm

      I had a feeling you would like that one best šŸ˜‰. Probably if I had to choose, that would be my favourite too. More designs to come soon. šŸ˜‰

       
  4. Joanne - Portobello Book Blog

    June 16, 2019 at 7:47 am

    My daughter has an initial seal and loves using it when she sends letters or cards.

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      I am thinking of getting an initial one next. They are so cute. Good to hear your daughter sends letters and cards. šŸ˜ŠšŸ“®

       
  5. darkenedangel1976

    June 17, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I got bought my first one for Christmas last year. I have not been brave enough to use it yet, but they do look lovely. I may have to break mine out and start using it. Great post Amanda.

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you. I definitely recommend you start using it. It’s really easy and so much fun to use them for letters. ā˜ŗāœ‰

       
  6. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    June 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    I love how the seals add a personal touch. It really makes a difference. I was delighted when I received mine šŸ˜€ I didn’t want to open the letter, haha! I used to use the Japanese stamp with my name on it to sign my letters, but I misplaced it during my moving! xxx

     
    • chocolatepages

      June 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Was the Japanese stamp an ink stamp? With your name written in Japanese? Sometimes when I get a wax seal on am envelope, I peel it off so that I can keep it. They are re usable too, just glue them on. Thank you Meggy. xx

       
  7. Diana

    July 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    These look gorgeous. I love sending and receiving letters written by hand and would love to use wax seals in future.

     
    • chocolatepages

      July 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you Diana. I really enjoy writing and receiving letters. The wax seals are fun to do and leave a really nice impression on the envelope.

       

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