Intro: Homemade Wax Seals Part 1
How to make wax seals for invitations, gifts, or other stuff. Everything besides the seal wax is homemade from super easy to find stuff.
what you need:
A grinding wheel for use with a drill press (True Value, $3.50)
"Odd broken drill bit looking thing" dremel bit ---Update! its called an "End-mill"
At least 3 fingers
Step 1: Find a Limestone Rock
Find a cool rock that kinda looks like this. I don't know if you can see this but it's
*kind of* shaped like a 3 faced pyramid with a *kind of* flat base. I'm holding the rock with the base facing up.
Step 2: Refine the Base
Stick the grinder in the drill press and grind the *kind of* flat base into a *really smooth and shiny* flat base.
Step 3: For Lack of a Better Imagination, "step 3"
This is how the new and improved *really smooth and shiny* base should look. I rounded the sharp edges, you can do that if you want.
Step 4: Plan Your Design
Use some sort of writing tool and draw the reverse (mirrored) of what you want imprinted on your wax seal.
Step 5: The Tool
This is the Dremel bit I used. It's an endmill.
Step 6: Carve!
GENTLY carve out your design with the funny broken drill bit thing. The deeper you carve the better.
Step 7: Fine Tune
Use a piece of clay and test it. if it looks great then you're done with wax seals part 1. I'll make part 2 when I have nothing better to do.