How to Make Deep Embossed Foil Stationery Seals

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How to Make Deep Embossed Foil Stationery Seals
Embossed seals can make a letter seem more elegant. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Stationery seals have been used for centuries to enclose a letter into an envelope in a decorative way. You can dress up your own envelopes by adhering an embossed foil seal that can make the envelopes look classic and elegant. You do not need expensive equipment in order to create embossed foil seals. Instead, you can make the seals using inexpensive supplies that can be purchased at any arts or crafts store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Envelope
  • Rubber stamp
  • Embossing paint
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Spray adhesive
  • Gold or silver leaf
  • Watercolour paintbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press a rubber stamp into embossing paint, and press the stamp onto the envelope where you want the seal to go.

  2. 2

    Cover the wet embossing paint with embossing powder.

  3. 3

    Utilising a heat gun hold it 3 to 4 inches over the envelope, This will cause the embossing paint and powder to become raised and produce deep grooves. Allow the seal to cool for 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Spray the seal with art spray adhesive.

  5. 5

    Lay a sheet of gold or silver leaf over the sprayed area, and tap it on using a watercolour paintbrush. This will cause the leaf to adhere to the sprayed seal, making it look like foil. Brush off the excess leaf using the paintbrush.

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