Unbelievably, this sealing wax does not crack, chip or break - even when mailed on a postcard! The illustration background includes 2 seals that were actually sent via the United States Postal Service on postcards - fully exposed to everything the transport has to offer.
Supple wax can be cut, so it is often used on bottles. Letters and cards with supple wax seals can be sent through the mail if the letter is hand-canceled. (Although the seal might make it through the cancelling machine, it might damage the machine itself.)
Each stick measures 3-3/8 inches long by 3/8 inch thick and 3/8 inch wide. Depending on your use, each stick produces 15 to 20 seals!
You'll be surprised how closely this resembles traditional wax. Made by J.Herbin for over 300 years, sealing wax is still as exciting as it was when used officially. Supple wax is much the same, but designed for modern times.
To use supple wax, heat the end with a match or a propane torch lighter (as for your grill). The lighter is lots easier to use! Be sure to do this heating over the your project paper in the right spot, because you won't be able to move it later. Once you've melted a bit of the wax (in a puddle). Once you think you have enough wax dropped, use the stick itself to stir the puddle into the shape you desire (probably the shape of your seal).
Although not necessary with supple wax, we've found it best to moisten you sealing wax seal before actually making your mark. You can do this by blowing on the seal itself, by an ice cube, etc. Impress your seal into the wax after it has cooled a bit. Hold it still for about 5 seconds, and then peel your seal slowly away from the wax. You'll need a bit of practice to create a crisp seal that pleases you. Supple wax melts at a hotter temperature than traditional wax, so it cools more slowly as well.
Use with caution. Never leave burning or hot wax unattended. Not for children.