I popped into Michael's earlier this week for some odds and ends. I had been admiring the wax seals in the bridal section for some time. I finally caved and bought some wax and a fleur de lis stamper. They were only $4.99 each. Last night I used them for this quick French votive:
I used some vintage French book paper to wrap around the votive. I distressed the paper edges a bit to give it an even more worn look. Then I used a glue dot to keep the two ends together.
I have to admit, the wax was a little tricky to work with. You can't burn it - it will turn black in the blink of an eye. So you have to keep the flame at a good distance. Then you have to worry about it dripping all over the place - ack! If the wax is uneven, the stamper image will be off.
It took me about three tries to get it as close to perfect as possible. I do love the look and think I will try the red wax next to make it pop.
Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.