Post # 1
My FI and I finished stuffing the last of my (80) fauxligraphied invitations last night. Besides the first 20 which were more like practice, they are perfect! Anyway, we realized in sealing them that with the slightest dampness (sweaty hands, etc.) the ink smears terribly! If the mailperson(s) are delivering in the rain or severe humidity (hello 25 Florida invitations!), then it could even cause the ink to smear so badly they are illegible Must be a poor ink/paper combo.
Anyone know anything I can get to protect my poor invites? PLEASE HELP!
Post # 3
I don’t know if this will work or not, but it’s a thought: hairspray?
Post # 4
Yes! Like abbyful said, they sell products for art that you can spray on so the material wont smudge. If you’re very worried go down to a craft store and ask for it. I can’t think of what it’s called, but you can spray it on top of any material (I’ve used it for oil pastels) and it forms a layer on top so it won’t smudge as easily.
Post # 5
Oh wonderful! I’m sending the FI to Michael’s tonight on his way home! Thanks!
Post # 6
The product is called fixative. It has a very strong smell – so you won’t be able to do it indoors – you have to do it outside! But it works VERY well. Good Luck!
Post # 7
@vtbride2011: The fixative worked very well according to all that have reported back on their invitations! The strong was apparently very strong like you said but luckily the invites were aired out enough before delivery so none of them smelled like paint thinner! Just wanted to follow-up incase any future bees search with similar problems 🙂