posted on Nov, 6 2019 @ 10:30 PM
As most probably know by now, I write a lot of hand written letters to family and friends. I write them on parchment, with fountain pens and have
these old style parchment envelopes I send them in. I seal all the letters with a wax seal stamp on the outside of the envelopes.
Historically, the wax I've used for the seals is the sealing wax which comes in a candle form. So you light it, and melt the wax into a puddle and
then press the stamp into it. Well, this works, but it's kind of a pain because you have to be quick else some of the wax from the candle will drip
on the evelope where you don't want it. Usually the other way to do it is to use wax pellets and melt them in a small metal spoon over a candle. But
again, this can be messy, especially with the char on the bottom of the spoon. So I've been looking for a better way.
The other day I was out on Amazonia and I saw this stuff for wax seals which works in a regular hot glue gun. Well, I just had to order some of that!
It took a while to show up, and I even forgot what it was when it showed up. So, my first attempt was to melt it as usual which worked. Then I
remembered what the sticks were for! DOH!! So I went down to the basement and grabbed my trusty hot glue gun and stuck one of the sticks in
Wow...it works perfectly!!! I was shocked. Now I wish I had 50 letters to send because this new wax seal system is just awesome!
Guess I better get writing!
P.S. Anyone need a dumb letter from a cowboy out in the sticks?
edit on 11/6/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)