——What Is Wax Seal?
Wax Seal is a form of sealing that uses melting varnish, dripping on letters (objects), and sealing before hardening to prevent them from being dismantled. It is an extension and development of ancient bamboo slips and wooden slips. It is a historical product under specific conditions. The current Wax Seal can be roughly divided into two circles: the antiquities circle and the hand account circle. The antiquities circle pays attention to the hand-carved art of chapter heads, and most of the waxes used are single-tone. And the chapter head in the hand account circle is a modern machine engraving, the pattern is diverse, and the wax used is not limited.
——What tools do you need to make Wax Seal?
• Stamp (Chapter Head)
The seals we have seen are generally divided into two parts: the head and the handle. The head has various patterns, and the handle of the seal is usually wood, metal, and plastic.
• Sealing Wax (wax beads/wax stick)
Terms of wax, it is mainly divided into wax beads and wax stick. Wax beads refer to the wax that has been processed into grains. wax stick are strips of wax. If you choose to use wax stick, it is recommended that you prepare a knife to cut the wax strips into small pieces.
The spoon is responsible for holding the wax and pouring it over the envelope, and keep your hand away from the heat source.