Wax Tablet Making

by Alexis Burkland November. 19, 2018 630 views

My friend Arielle is a wonderful Blog/Vlogger. She is constatly on the go and findng new and cool places to go. Thanks to her, and the wonderful people over at SeoulPass, I was able to enjoy a fun afternoon learning how to make scented wax tablets.

All the way up towards the end of Subway line 6, in the top of Seoul is where we headed. All the way to the adorable studio of Joy Academy. The inside is so beautifully decorated with all of the carfts made by those who work there. I felt like I was walking into a cute country store back home.

I knew nothing about working with wax, but our instructor, Joy, made the learning process easy and fun!

The first thing we had to do was choose 3 scents. There were so many choices my nose didn't know what to do by the end! There were four main types of scents; florals, woodsy, fruity, and citrus.

Since I can't make a decision to save my life, this step took awhile. I ended up with a fruity (black cherry), a woodsy (pine eucalyptus), and a floral (dosan).

After you have your scents, you have to pick out flowers and create a design inspired by each scent.

As you saw above, we had two sets of trays. The first was to arrange the flowers in. While the second was for the wax.

Joy poured hot was into a small cup and showed us how to mix in the scent. Then we had to pour it into the empty mold.

Once the wax was in the mold and starting to cool, it was time to place the flowers in. This part was a little stressful because you're racing the cooling wax and trying to set everything in as perfectly as it was before. Luckily, we had an expert who helped us a lot.

Once all the flowers were placed in the wax, we popped them into the fridge for a bit. While the wax cooled, we used the tie to stain the wooden frame.

With the frame stained beautifully, we now needed an equally beautiful backdrop. Joy gave us some pre-cut pieces in Hanji, or traditional Korean paper. This paper has been made for hundreds of years from the bark of a mulberry plant. It is incredibly strong, lasts for ages, and looks stunning.

Finally, it was time to pop the wax tablets out of their molds and attach a string to them.

With the tablets completed and boxed up, it was time for a mini photoshoot! I can't believe how great they all turned out~

This was a fantastic experince. I can't thank Arielle, Joy Academy, and Seoul Pass enough!

So Proud of your finished products!

So Proud of your finished products!

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

looks like fun and very cool

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Alexis Burkland Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

I had a blast! Definitly a lot of fun~

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

Very cool! I've never heard of this before, but you did a great job with the photos and walking the reader through the experience.

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Alexis Burkland Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you! I didn't know what it was before I got to the workshop either. I'm glad my story and process came through well. I love trying to share what I do with others. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

Very interesting post and I learned something new. Thank you for sharing smile

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Alexis Burkland Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

I'm glad you liked it!

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Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago

Great job!

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Alexis Burkland Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you! smile

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