Add personality to greeting cards, wedding invitations, and gifts with the Mini Alphabet Wax Seal Set from Seattle-based Global Solutions. Each of the 27 stamps—one for each letter of the alphabet, and another depicting an ampersand—measures a quarter-inch in diameter. The finished wax seal will be about half an inch wide, allowing you to spell out words, create monograms, and get creative with even the tiniest projects. To help you get started, the boxed set comes with a 2.75-inch wick-wax stick in red.
Note: This drop’s base price is for the Mini Alphabet Wax Seal Set. At checkout, you’ll have the option to add a 3-pack of 4-inch wick-wax sticks (+ $9) in Harvest Gold, Red, and Silver; Copper, Cranberry, and Gold; or Gold, Red-Gold, and Teal.
Small (2.75-inch) wax sticks makes about 8– 10 impressions; large (4-inch) wax sticks make about 15 – 20 impressions.
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 July 10, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.