How-to: Craft DIY Wax Seals Using Crayons and Stamps

stamp into the crayon waxGive the wax several seconds to firm up–you’ll want to use your stamp not when the wax is liquid, but when it’s firm enough to hold its shape when stamped, and yet soft enough to be malleable under the stamp’s edges.

For my own work, I found that I got the best results when I used stamps meant for sculptural elements–clay stamps, stamps that can be hammered into metal, and my vintage sealing wax stamps (of course). Rubber stamps did leave an impression, however, and although they didn’t work well for me on plain matte book paper, I’m wondering if a different surface, or a different type of stamp, or even a different type of crayon, couldn’t give some really detailed, sophisticated looks.

If you experiment, please share your results!

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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  1. This is so much fun! I have used colored candles and all different items. We have some plastic butterfly rings that make a great stamp, and with the candle wax, I have been able to use the regular rubber stamps. Here are a few
    pictures.
    Might have to go try it out with crayons now!

  2. You can try adding in cut strips of Fabric Glue Sticks to thicken the wax you’ll have to heat and mix the two after that you pour the mix in a foil and let harded then put it in the freezer till hard

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