|'Faux Wax Seal' by Neil Burley|
I, to be honest, was struggling a little with this month's theme of 'Decadence' - and then my thoughts some how turned to writing letters. The oft ignored envelope then became my focus of attention and what's more decadent than a wax seal on a hand-written missive?
I've used the WOW! Vintage Wallpaper clear stamp with Versamark clear embossing ink and WOW! White Pearl to put the border on the side of the envelope front and across the flap on the back. The clear stamp allows you to more or less exactly line up the pattern on the back, so don't be afraid to stamp each half and then powder over both sides at the same time. I've handwritten the wording with the WOW! Embossing Pen (tracing from a printout I popped into the envelope) before embossing with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich.
For the seal, I've done a few steps for your info:
WOW! Primary Apple Red Ultra High in a foil pie dish (using heat tool from beneath) and carefully pour into the mould, continuing to heat the molten powder from above with the heat tool to maintain its flow.
To stick your seal down to the envelope, I recommend Pinflair Glue Gel - it's one of the few adhesives I've found that keeps a grip on the waxy surface of the embossing powder.
WOW! Shopping List
WOW! Vintage Wallpaper clear stamp
WOW! White Pearl
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich
WOW! Primary Apple Red Ultra High
WOW! Embossing Pen
Versamark clear embossing ink
WOW! Heat tool