To make thy wax, takest thou first 4 parts of shellac, and place it in a pan over a heat of the second degree.
November 19, 2010 8:43 AM Subscribe
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"On the other hand, a seal made of shellac shall also n'er serve, for that it is too intemperate and hard and will too easily break upon the lightest blow. And belike as not, it will not adhere to a paper when attached thereto, so that oftimes it would pop loose without any encouragement, and bear false witness against the messager." —The Manufacture of a Good and Faithful Sealing Wax
, circa 1683.
If you're fresh out of vermillion, you can still buy ready-made sealing wax from the same company who supplied Louis XIV
or cheat and use glue gun sealing wax
Of course, you'll also need a fancy seal