How to Seal Your Lip Print on a Card

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

  • Lipstick
  • 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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Step 1

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.

Step 2

Reapply the lipstick and kiss the card in the spot you want the lip print, such as inside, below your signature.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Turn on the exhaust fan and put on a respirator.

Step 5

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.


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