Add personality to letters, wedding invitations, and gifts with this wax seal set from Seattle-based Global Solutions. Available in 80 designs that range from ornamental initials to cheerful animals to popular symbols, the interchangeable inserts allow you to quickly switch between images based on your project’s needs. The fleur-de-lis handle is cast in pewter and plated with nickel, and has a threaded hole at the base for attaching the insert of your choice. Each insert measures three-quarters of an inch in diameter, and produces finished wax seals about an inch wide. To help you get started, the boxed set comes with a 2.75-inch wick-wax stick.
Note: This set includes a handle, an insert, and a cranberry wax stick. For the insert, choose from 80 different designs (see details below). At checkout, you can add a 3-pack of wax in copper, cranberry, and gold; gold, red-gold, and teal; or harvest gold, red, and silver (+ $9). You can also add an additional insert from the "Decorative" collection (+ $5) and an ink pad in champagne, copper, pink, purple, or silver (+ $4).
Before you make an impression, first trim the wick so it is flush with your wax. Then, using a lighter, soften the wax for about 10 seconds. Gently push the wick onto the paper so a small amount of wax falls onto the wick, and relight the wax. Drip 10 to 15 drops into a pool, push the lit end of the wax stick directly into the pool, and swirl it around in a circle. Push the stamp into the wax and wait 5 seconds. Then, gently rock the stamp out of the wax to leave a clean impression. If you would like to use ink with your wax, push the stamp lightly into a pigment ink pad and then into the wax.
Global Solutions founder Cathy Simon started out working with high-end paper. While at a trade show, she saw a selection of wax seals, and knew immediately she wanted to learn the process herself. Inspired by the long history of wax seals, which can be traced back to the world’s first civilizations, she spent the next 8 years perfecting her formula. Today, Global Solutions sells decorative seals in a variety of sizes, along with wick-wax, paper goods, vintage watch parts, and more.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 3, 2019 PT.
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