Step 11: Removing Foil and Finishing Touches

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After it is cooled, do not try to remove the foil. Put it into the freezer to make the wax super cold then remove the foil. If any foil remains stuck to the wax, use an X-Acto knife to cut it away.

I also melted the bottom of the wax stick and impressed my wax seal onto it...

This wax is different to use than other varieties. Mainly it differs because it has no wick. To use this wax there are 2 ways:

1: Using a butane torch, heat up the end of the wax stick until it melts. Drip the blob of melted wax onto the object you are sealing and stamp it with you seal.

2: Cut the amount of wax you want to make a seal with and place it in a spoon. Put the spoon above a small open flame (i.e. candle flame) until the wax in the spoon melts. Drip the wax in the spoon onto the document you are going to seal and stamp it with you seal.

Have fun and be safe!
Wow: what a great recipe & you can do it in any color RIT makes! I'm sure you could use standard candle-casting techniques to add a wick to the stick if you wanted to.
nepheron (author)  Oryctolagus habilis4 years ago
Yep, any color!
You can't add a wick, I've tried :(
The wick doesn't stay lit because there is not enough wax in this mixture fuel a flame. The only reason you add wax is to disrupt the stringy qualities of the hotglue.
maybe if you dip the wick in candle wax first then let it dry and then you might be able to add it and use it!?
Aha! Thank you for letting me know that, since I'm definitely going to make this & now know not to bother trying to add a wick.
jcoronel14 years ago
Great tutorial. Easy to understand and really helped me make it my own. Lots of room for self editing! Also I used a small ceramic bowl to mix it all up, it took a long longer than i think it should have so i am assuming it is alot easier with a metal one?
crimsonhalo4 years ago
Does the colour transfer to any other surface once the mix has been applied as a seal? Or is the glue and wax sufficient to keep the dye contained?

I'm planning on creating mailable seals, so I'm curious to hear from someone who's got more experience on this stuff.
good instructable!