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!
Ever since I got the Pearl Ex 32-Color Set this year (from Amazon), I've been wanting to do a review and make a color chart to reference for future projects. As you may already know from my Instagram posts, I use Pearl Ex quite a bit - as a calligraphy ink, as paint, IN wax seals, ON wax seals, you name it! And as a disclaimer, this post is not sponsored in any way, and everything I'm writing here is my honest opinion.
There are many different types of calligraphy out there nowadays, especially now that this style of art is making its way back into modern life. People use it in a variety of ways and for a variety of occasions, from hand lettered wedding invitations, mirror seating charts, and custom cards to logo design, chalk menus and even tattoos! It's a wonderful way to add a personal touch and to impress a correspondence.