Bortoletti Sealing Wax Lamp
Bortoletti Sealing Wax Lamp
When you heat your sealing wax with this elegant Bortoletti Sealing Wax Lamp, you’ll be using the pride of the Bortoletti production line - this lamp comes directly from the masters of Italian craftsmanship. This perfectly-sized burner lamp is made of glass with a chiseled nickel-silver design pattern that drapes from the stem over the top of the lamp glass. It holds 2 oz of fuel and can be filled with either lamp oil or denatured alcohol. This beautiful sealing wax burner will elevate your art of the seal to its most elegant form.
Hold your wax sticks or spoon with wax about 1” from the flame. Adjusting the height of the wick affects the strength of the flame. Wax sticks should be quickly rotated until you see a mushroom head of melted wax appear. The spoon of wax will melt as you hold it over the flame. Once your wax has melted, drip or pour it onto the surface you wish to seal in a classic, elegant manner. Extinguish the flame with a snuffer or blow it out.
CAUTION: Not recommended for children. Exercise care when using an open flame.
Sealing Wax Lamp Specifications
Lamp Reservoir Size: 2 oz
How To Use a Sealing Wax Lamp
Sealing wax sticks can be cut into ¼” pieces and placed on a spoon that is held over the flame to melt the wax, or wax sticks can melted at one end by holding them about an inch above the open flame of a sealing wax lamp and then quickly rotating the wax stick. Don’t get the wax stick too close to the flame or it will blacken the wax. Continue spinning the wax stick until you see a large amount of melted wax create a mushroom cap. The wax is now ready to be used. Pour the melted wax onto your desired location. When using an oval wax seal, pour your wax in a circular shape. If you’re using a square wax seal, pour into a square shape. You can use the end of the wax stick to stir the melted wax into the proper shape. Let the wax sit for about 7 seconds to slightly cool, then, while the wax is still soft, quickly and firmly press your seal directly down into it and release. If you didn't chill your seal, wait 10-15 seconds for the wax to cool before removing your seal. You can touch the edge of the wax underneath your seal to see if it is tacky, or if it has cooled. Wait until the wax doesn’t stick to your finger, then remove your seal. For best results with your impression, chill your seal beforehand in a bowl of ice or with an ice pack.
A Brief History of Bortoletti Fonderia Artistica
The Bortoletti Artistic Foundry was established in 1980 in Marcon, Venice by four brothers driven by a passion for bronze casting and sculpture which they inherited from their father. Bortoletti continues to tame fire and make it a tool for art as they create handmade items in the Venetian artisan style.