Custom Wax Seal/Sealing Wax Recipe
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  1. #1
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    Default Custom Wax Seal/Sealing Wax Recipe

    I've been thinking about stepping up the classiness of some of my packaging with wax seals. A custom stamp with our logo is less expensive than I thought. Before I make a mess, is there are recipe or do I use straight beeswax? Is there an ideal temperature? Is there a website or section with techniques/advice?

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    Found this on the art of manliness site,

    The wax itself was made with 2/3 beeswax and 1/3 resin, a ratio that shifted almost entirely to the latter in the post-medieval period. The Pope would seal his documents with a bulla – a lump of lead, which eventually gave these documents their name – papal bulls.

    Red (colored with the mineral cinnabar) and black (made with the soot from burning pure resin) were the most common colors, but a variety of hues existed from gold (yellow mica) to blue (powdered cobalt glass). Some royal courts used different colors to distinguish various administrative functions

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    Default Re: Custom Wax Seal/Sealing Wax Recipe

    Thanks!

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