Hi, guys! I've just released my wax seal stamp tutorial on YouTube and I thought I'd post a few photos on the blog to go along with it. These waxes and stamps are my new favourite craft item, as they add such a sweet vintage touch to your hand lettered cards and envelops.
Stamps and seals are perfect for anyone who dabbles in modern calligraphy or anyone who just likes to send the occasional piece of snail mail. And you can order personalized stamps on Etsy, which makes this just the thing for wedding season!
All of the supplies that you see pictured here are from a small company called Uniqooo. They make a rainbow of colourful waxes and lots of classic stamp designs. My personal favourite stamps? The fleur-de-lis, the bumble bee and the pineapple. And of course, I need an 'S' for Shayda.
The wax seals will adhere to envelops very well, which means they're great for popping in the mail. But if you're preparing a large amount of cards and envelops, say for a wedding or shower, you can set the seals on wax paper en mass, and then peel them off and glue them to each envelop. Uniqooo makes wax sticks that fit in a small glue gun, and I think the glue gun method would be just the thing if you need to prepare a large amount of seals.
Here's another snail mail tip: if you have access to an old stamp collection, use the outdated postage to adorn your letter. You'll need to use more than a couple of old stamps to add up to today's postage, and the result will be a cluster of colourful stamps that add a touch of vintage whimsy to your mail. Just make sure the stamps don't have a postmark on them- if they've already been used, even if it was a hundred years ago, they won't be accepted again!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you'd like to enter my giveaway, I'm giving away a tree stamp and two wax sticks, head over to my Facebook page and find the giveaway photo.