I'm a student. One bonus about being a student is: I'm poor.
As it happens i'm an Illustration student. One bonus about being an Illustration student is: I'm creative.
And the bonus of being creative? I can cut corners, inventively, come up with cheap solutions, and be one up at the end of the day.
The most recent corner-cutting-creative-solution-finding-endeavour of mine is: Wax Seals.
I think they look damn cool, and being able to seal CVs, letters and correspondence as such I thought would be damn cool. So set about making one.
A handle/base for the seal itself: (A cork.)
A malleable surface upon which to work my design: (fimo modelling clay.)
And a way to stick it all together: (Super glue.)
Once done, I loosely marked in my desired design with a sharpie.
I also took this time to paint a watered down layer of PVA on my wax seal, to try and smooth it some more. In hindsight, this was a stupid idea - it reacted with the wax, and made the seal stick to the wax, in a bad way.
The work around I found was to let the wax cool to almost set, then apply more pressure than is necessary and leave for about 15 seconds, doing anything other than that may lead to any of the issues snapped here: Cracked seals, broken seals, part set seals, etc.