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Katie, on May 22, 2020 at 9:44 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 7
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So I bought a wax stamp kit from Amazon. It came with wax that has a wick like a candle. You have to light the wick and let the wax melt onto the paper. Problem is that you can't get the right amount of wax and you get bits of burnt wick and wax into the stamp. It's pretty hard to get a nice wax stamp. Anyone else use wax stamps and have any suggestions on how I can make it easier and nicer looking? The one picture is what the company who made my wax stamp did and the other one is my failed attempt. Plus I'm afraid it will bleed through the paper and ruin the invitations. Invitations 1

Invitations 2

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  • Mandee
    Devoted September 2020
    Mandee ·
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    Go to amazon and look up glue gun wax stamp. They have wax you put into a low-temp glue gun and it is sooooooo much easier!

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  • Sabrina
    Savvy July 2020
    Sabrina ·
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    I have seen tutorials of people using your method to hold ribbon onto the invitation. Almost like a belly band. If you do it that way, you can slide wax paper underneath while you are creating the wax seal to avoid damaging the invitation
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    You can also check out some pre-made wax seals. You would just stick them with no damage. At least there shouldn't be any. Check out Etsy. I'm sure you can find some there.
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  • Elizabeth
    Rockstar June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    I recommend the glue gun wax! It's easier and still gives the real effect (all the premade ones I've seen are very obviously premade and pop off like cheap stickers, which kinda takes the elegant effect away).

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  • Anna
    Dedicated November 2020
    Anna ·
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    I purchased a similar one - it can be tricky. First, make sure to wipe the stamp with a damp paper towel before every stamp, this is important. It’s kind of a pain and uses a decent amount of wax but you need to let enough pool up before stamping. Try to drop them on top of each other rather than making a circle and let it spread out as you press down. Hope this helps!
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  • Cassandra
    Dedicated March 2021
    Cassandra ·
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    Traditionally you drip the melted wax into a little metal measuring spoon that way you get the correct amount each time. Then you pour the wax out of the "spoon" onto the paper where you want the seal.
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  • Vanessa
    Savvy November 2020
    Vanessa ·
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    I used a wax seal on my save the dates and ran not the same issue. I ended up shredding the wax on my mandolin and melting the shreds in a spoon then pouring the wax on the envelope and stamping it that way. It worked really well. My kit came with a deep spoon but using a metal measuring spoon would have the same results. I lit a tea light and put the spoon over it to melt the wax.
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