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Wax Seals: A History and How-To

Wax Seals: A History and How-To
The use of wax seals largely disappeared along with the popularity of handwritten correspondence. But judging by the surprising number of sealed envelopes I receive from AoM readers, the practice has certainly not died out completely among those who still practice the art of letter writing. The appeal? They add an element of distinction to your correspondence, and, perhaps just as importantly, give you a chance to play with fire! If you’ve ever been curious about wax seals, today we’ll cover everything on the subject from their history to how to make them yourself. The History of Wax Seals The use of seals can be traced all the way back to the world’s first civilizations, and have been found from Mesopotamia to the Indus Valley. The use of wax seals, however, did not begin until the Middle Ages. Utilized in this official capacity, seals were sometimes placed directly on the document but were most often attached in the “pendent style.” Wax Seals in Private Correspondence Choosing Your Wax Related:  Tools, Gadgets, & TechniquesDeco

5 Hard-Working Vacuums for Serious Cleaning Older 5 Hard-Working Vacuums for Serious Cleaning by Alexa Hotz Issue 59 · L'Amour · February 12, 2013 Newer Issue 59 · L'Amour · February 12, 2013 Share on email What's more romantic than a clean house? Visit The Best Vacuums for more and see Real Simple's Cleaning 101 for an offering of the best cleaning tips. Above: Best Cordless: Electrolux's Ergorapido Ultra+ EL1022A is "two appliances in one—a cordless electric broom, perfect for light whole-room cleaning; and a removable handheld, for spot jobs. Above: Best Luxe: The Miele S7260 "navigates corners effortlessly. Above: Best Canister: The LG Kompressor Pet Care Plus Canister Vacuum features a "bagless canister perpetually cleans itself (picture a rubber spatula scraping a bowl), condensing dust, pet hair, and the like into a compact wad of waste that's easy to dump." Above: Best Bargain: The Shark Navigator Light Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a "lightweight, bagless bargain with serious maneuverability. Getting domestic this coming weekend?

La Corne du bois des pendus | Santé sans pitité ! APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Paint-Powder-Screen Printing Instructions Each time the item you have painted is exposed to light for 15 minutes the item will glow in the dark. The item must be placed in complete darkness to visualize glowing affects. Note you can’t walk from a lighted room into a dark room and expect to see the glowing affects until your eyes have adjusted to the darkness. Our paints are lead free however other paints may contain lead therefore if you sand, scrap, or remove paint, you may release lead dust. Spray-can Paints These paints can be used on the following: Metal, Wood, Glass, Some Plastics, etc. Application Directions: Clean the surface you are to paint. Waterborne Acrylic Paints Tubes/Quarts/2 Gallon containers These paints can be used on the following: Fabrics, Metal, Wood, Glass, Plastics, etc. Clean the surface you are to paint. Glowing Pigments Note: Each bag of pigment contains one ounce by weight so some colors may appear to contain more. Screen Printing

DIY storybook paper roses | DIY Wedding DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17711" title="diy-paper-flowers-1" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD650" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD651">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD653">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD655">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD657">. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17712" title="diy-paper-flowers-2" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD715" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD716">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD718">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD720">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD722">. Step 2: Cutting.

flix Live puts the kitchen on wheels The flix Live portable kitchen features folding 'wings' on three sides Image Gallery (12 images) The kitchen is the hub of most households and when you venture outside its walls, many of its conveniences are sorely missed. Sadly, you can't take it all with you ... but you can try. While it may not take you as far afield as the Grub Hub camp kitchen, the flix Live is designed to simplify and speed-up the task of transferring gastronomical proceedings out into the garden, terrace or roof top, where it can work as either a kitchen, BBQ station or buffet. View all Made in Germany by flix GMBH, the flix Live was designed with the assistance of experienced chefs and food experts and packs in many of the tools and gadgets found in any good kitchen. flix Live also sports integrated LED lighting and a professional charcoal grill or two burner electric stove. The unit itself is constructed from hardwood multiplex with frosted acrylic glass surfaces and brush stainless steel legs. About the Author

Sun in a Jar: DIY Solar Lamp, Aglow with Awesome Sun in a Jar: DIY Solar Lamp, Aglow with Awesome Article by Delana, filed under Fixtures & Interiors in the Design category. Catching a bit of the sun’s light and keeping it in a jar sounds like fantasy, but in fact Sun Jars let you do just that. Meant to mimic the gentle glow of a sunset, sun jars are a sweet little way to brighten up your world. While it is bright outside, sun jars capture and collect the rays of the sun, storing that energy until the sun ducks below the horizon for the night. For instant gratification, sun jars can be purchased in pink, blue and yellow varieties. The project can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be, depending on your skills and the available materials. However your sun jar comes into existence, grouping several of these little jars together on a patio or porch makes for the perfect decorative lighting.

How to Ombre Dip Dye a Duvet Cover (Or anything else!) | Cookie Loves... The master bedroom inspiration all started with this crazy cool purple octopus rug: I was obssessed, Colin gave the go-ahead, and suddenly our master bedroom had to be this underwater wonderworld! Of course, with both of us travelling for work for the first half of the year, it is only NOW (8 months after moving in), that we are finally getting to the bedroom. (I won’t even go into the saga of how I went to go buy it online and then it was sold out everywhere and I maniacally stalked it down…) Eventually as the bed and some furniture came in, I finally decided I wanted a cool watercolor-y effect for our duvet like this: But I didn’t want to pay $300, so I decided to try to do it myself. Use cotton fabric onlyWet your fabric firstSet up something to hold your fabric in place for the different levels of dyeRemember that when the fabric dries it will be MUCH lighter than when wet, so leave it in longer than you think you should. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. D.I.Y Total price: DIY Savings: Approximately $150

sign letter Grub Hub packs a camp kitchen in a rolled suitcase We've covered a few camp boxes like the Kanz Field Kitchen and My Camp Kitchen in the past. These boxes serve to organize all of a camper's cooking gear into one box, so as to keep everything easy to transport from garage to campground and prevent things from getting lost. The new Grub Hub is a similar concept but packaged in a softer, more portable package. View all Unlike the aforementioned camp boxes, which are made from rigid materials like wood and aluminum, the Grub Hub is a semi-soft design. At the campsite, the Grub Hub sets up in minutes. Inspired by a boating trip on Utah-Arizona-straddling Lake Powell, inventor Joe Baughman spent the past eight years tinkering around with his design, getting patents and bringing it to market. "The product’s goal is to provide a totally functional camp kitchen system with the highest level of portability possible," Baughman said in a press release. I've been on several camping trips where a lack of table space was a real problem.