wax seals using buttons
|wax Seal using a shank button|
Recently I bought a couple of seals from letterseals.com along with some wax. Those seals are in the upper left corner of the photo below. I also discovered from various websites that I could use buttons for stamping designs into wax. So I have been combing through the button collections at my local thrift shop. I found several that work wonderfully for stamping into wax.
I used all types: shank, flat, domed, and the type with holes in the middle. I am pretty happy with the results!
Later, if I want, I can attach each button to a cork. The stamping seemed to work fine without the attached "handle." And without the handles, storing buttons takes less space.
Are you wondering how I got the gold highlights on the sun? The video below from LetterSeals explains how to highlight the wax seal.
I'll post more later with photos of how I use these wax seals.