Creating a signature stamp out of jeweler’s wax was much harder than I had anticipated! The picture to the left is what the wax looks like. Just you so have a better perspective of the size, it is 1/2 inch thick and about 1 1/2 inches long.
I started out by using a needle tool to carve out the logo that I wanted. Once that was lightly etched, I started using an x-acto knife to fare away the unwanted wax. I was thinking that the wax would be much softer than it was and would be easier to carve. I think I might need to give it another try. Needless to say it was not at all looking the way I had hoped it would. I am going to have to make my stamp the old school way with clay and plaster. Hopefully one day, I will actually order a professional stamp made from my original design.
Here is a sketch of the actual monogram-styled logo I want to use as my signature. Other than ordering a professional stamp made out of aluminum, or brass, or the like, I think I will stick with my original way (clay and plaster). In the meantime, I will try again with the jeweler’s wax. If any of you have done this before and were successful…please send me a tip!