A wax stick acquired from a known arts & crafts store seems very flammable. When using the wick method it scorches my paper. I stopped dropping wax on this one so you would see the burned paper. I HAVE on occasion just kept making the seal and smudged the wax over it to cover up the burns. Not ideal though.
Here is a demo of what usually happens when I use the wick from this wax:
It starts off innocent enough. But soon the inflamed drops of wax land on the hot puddle and the fire grows. If you blow out the flame on the puddle you inadvertently blow out the wick and have to re-light it. It becomes cumbersome and dangerous.
I have tried several techniques:
• Short wick length vs long
• Holding the stick at different angles.
• Setting heat to not just the wick but the tip of the stick, to give the process a head start before I start dropping on my paper.
It shouldn't be this involved or flammable. I did the one below by dropping the wax from quite a distance so the flames would go out before hitting the paper. This usually leaves wax droplets in off places, as aiming is worse from a distance.
For now I have turned to not using the wick at all and melting my wax in a spoon before dropping on my respective papers. Needless to say, I am on the hunt for a new wax source. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, keep scribbling!
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