To give a sexy sign-off to a note or letter, make a lip print with bright lipstick. Keep your lipstick print from smearing on paper or a card with a quick spray with a product sold at art supply stores that coats charcoal or pastels. Alternatively, hair spray will protect a spontaneous card kiss.
Things You'll Need
- Plain paper
- 2 small rocks or other paperweight
- Multipurpose respirator
- Exhaust fan
- Artist's spray fixative or hair spray (not water-based)
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Apply a matte lipstick, not lip gloss or a long-wearing lipstick. Practice your lip print on a plain piece of paper to get the pressure right to make a clear lip print. It may take a couple of tries to get a lip print that's complete.
Reapply the lipstick and kiss the card in the spot you want the lip print, such as inside, below your signature.
Lay the card on a clean surface such as a table or counter and hold it open by setting a small rock or something small and heavy on each of the card's upper corners.
Turn on the exhaust fan and put on a respirator.
Shake the fixative or hair spray for a slow count of 30. Remove the lid and aim the spray nozzle at the card. Hold the container about 1 foot from the card. Press down on the nozzle and spray in a sweeping motion from one side of the lip print to the other. Don't worry if the spray hits more of the card than the lip print; it dries clear.