Glue n’ Seal Technique

When working on another project, I stumbled across an interesting reaction between Ranger’s Glue n’ Seal and Distress Ink. At first I thought I had ruined my project, but then I decided the affect was really cool and I started considering other possibilities.

Basically, wherever the Glue n’ Seal is, Distress Ink is not.

I started with this by applying Glue n’ Seal to a stamp and stamping it on this tag. A word of caution: This IS glue and a waterproof sealer. I washed my stamp with soap and water immediately, but I cannot guarantee there is no permanent damage to the stamp. However, if you had an inexpensive foam stamp or a stamp designated for this purpose, it might be a better idea than using an expensive, well-loved stamp.

Then, I randomly painted Glue n’ Seal around the edges. Imagine the possibilities with this technique with creating a moon behind a house for Halloween or highlighting a certain area in a picture. The Glue n’ Seal dries completely clear, so you can put it on top of art, dictionary pages, song book pages or other designs.

My tag looked like this when I was finished:

When it is dry, it will be even more difficult to see. If it is still tacky, let it dry some more. When it is completely dry, it will feel very similar to the paper it is on and will not be sticky at all. Then, you can apply Distress Ink. I used an ink applicator with a foam pad and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I covered the entire tag, but wherever I put the Glue n’ Seal, the ink didn’t not show up.

Cool, eh?