FAQ: Wax Seals

FAQ: Wax Seals

Back in the day, wax seals were used in place of a signature to authenticate a letter/document, and ensure that they haven't been tampered with during transport. Each person, who was able to, had a unique design associated with them, whether it included a family crest or some special symbols. Today, the use of wax seals has taken a modern twist. Although the original purpose of wax seals has now been rendered completely unnecessary, we still love to incorporate this tradition into our snail mail, wedding invitations, greeting cards to add a bit of personal touch to our communications; Not only that, it's just so #oddlysatisfying to watch!
January 31, 2018 — Jessie Wang
Pearl Ex 32-Color Set | Review & Color Chart

Pearl Ex 32-Color Set | Review & Color Chart

Pearl Ex is a powdered mica pigment (safe and non-toxic) that is extremely versatile in its use. It can be mixed into almost any media and used on a variety of surfaces, including paper, metal, wood, plastic, fabric, wax, etc., to create a metallic look. As for me, I like to use Pearl Ex mostly as a calligraphy ink, which I will explain how to mix in this blog post. I've also included a color chart featuring all 32 colors on both black and white paper which you can use as reference.
November 10, 2017 — Jessie Wang
Beginner's Guide to Pointed Pen Calligraphy | Getting Started

Beginner's Guide to Pointed Pen Calligraphy | Getting Started

This blog post is a comprehensive beginner's guide for those who are interested learning pointed pen calligraphy. This post includes the list of materials, where to find them, and details about the pen, nibs, ink and paper. Explanations are accompanied with my own personal discoveries throughout my learning, some do's and don'ts and a few extra tips for my Canadian friends. Free resources included at the end. Keep reading and enjoy!
August 12, 2017 — Jessie Wang