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« on: February 21, 2018 06:35:03 AM »

These are cute to add a bit of panache to any letter or invitation.



Supplies:
Oven Bake Polymer Clay
Stamps – either decorative or letters
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Gold Paint
Paintbrush
Card with Envelope
Ribbon
Knife
Scissors



Start by cutting a tiny piece of the clay and roll it into a ball. I used a sliver that probably was the size of a dime but the thickness of a nickel.



Next, squish your rolled clay with your finger, but do not flatten it entirely. Then push the stamp into the clay so that it looks like a wax seal. Broken edges are ok and actually look a bit more authentic.



Then bake your clay according to the package.
Normally the polymer clay bakes for 15 minutes at 275 degrees F for this size of a project.

Once the clay has been cooked and cooled, take a dry paintbrush and brush a little bit of paint over the surface to bring out the detailing of the stamp.



Fold the ribbon so that both “right” sides are facing out. You will just need a short bit of ribbon. Add a blob of hot glue to the back of the clay seal and affix to the envelope. You can either use this to seal the envelope or just put it on the flap as a decorative element.



If you want to see this in full, just check here http://www.hillcitybride.com/2018/02/diy-faux-wax-seals/
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018 06:29:16 AM »

Neat. I've seen these made with hot glue but not polyclay. I like the addition of the gold burnish, gives them a luxurious look.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018 07:47:12 AM »

What a clever idea.
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