How do I use my writing board?
Using the pointed end of the stylus, carve the letters into the wax using light pressure in a "downward" motion.
The flat side of the stylus can be used to erase writing. To do this, pick up the stylus as shown and place your finger on the flattened part of the stylus.
In this way you can smooth out the wax by applying light pressure in a 'pulling' motion.
The term "tabula rasa" comes from Roman times and the use of the wax tablet. It means "smoothly scraped slate" and is used as a figure of speech for "clearing the table".