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GLAMOUR SEAL TM

The BEST SELLING GLUE FOR GLASS PENDANTS that won't smear inkjet prints! Only Glamour Seal does it all in one easy step!
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WHAT IS GLAMOUR SEAL (TM)?

Glamour Seal (TM) is an all-purpose adhesive used in scrapbooking and crafts.

Glamour Seal in crafts is primarily used to glue paper to glass or pendant trays when making photo pendants. It’s ideal because it can be used on both color laser prints as well as inkjet prints, it's easy to work with, and cleans up easily with water and cloth.

Glamour Seal is also used when working with epoxy resins, such as Luxe Resin. Glamour Seal is used to glue papers to bases, such as pendant trays, and it’s also used to as a barrier on top of the papers to protect them from resin.

Glamour Seal is not water based, which means it won’t cause your pendant trays and metal findings to turn blue or green. Some metals will oxidize when exposed to water based products, and Glamour Seal will not cause this to happen.

Glamour Seal is safe to work with and cleans up easily with water.

Glamour Seal is not a top or finishing coat; it’s a glue and a sealant not meant to be exposed on a finished product. If you need a top or finishing coat, consider Glamour Glaze or the more durable Luxe Resin

For troubleshooting information about Glamour Seal, please refer to the tutorial specific to the project you’re working with.

BENEFITS TO USING GLAMOUR SEAL

  • Inkjet Print Compatible!
  • Dries Quickly!
  • Virtually Bubble-free!
  • Will NOT cause your pendant trays to discolor!
  • Odor Free!

Glamour Seal can be used on both ink jet prints and laser prints, and many more papers!

Glamour Seal is also an excellent adhesive and sealant. Use to seal and protect your paper prints with Luxe Resin for beautiful results. Use in all your scrapbooking projects.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM CUSTOMERS LIKE YOU!

“Finally!! Something that works on Inkjet printers YAY!!”

“Finally, I found a product that works with my pendants! Speedy delivery and wonderful customer service. Thank you!”

“Great product!”

“AMAZING PRODUCT!!! Just what I needed!”

“This stuff is GREAT!!”

“Exactly as described, excellent product and price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!”

“Great product!! It works wonderfully on my inkjet prints for my glass pendants. I would definitely recommend Annie Howes Glamour Seal.”

“I used it ....and....BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clear beautiful image under glass! THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
“IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC THANK YOU SO MUCH WOW”

“I know you’re a very busy lady but I just wanted to let you know how wonderful your glamour seal is! It has solved all my problems regarding color bleeding. I don't get nervous anymore when I get a glass tile order. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me solve this major issue I WAS having!”

“This stuff really works well! The more you add, the less bubbles on the glass and it dries crystal clear. Great product.”

“I am obsessed with this product! Tried everything and this is BEST!! I will repurchase soon :)”

“The Glamour Seal is great! It isn't hard to use & works well :-)”

"Seriously AMAZING. Has made my glass pendant work much easier and better looking. Absolutely recommend. "

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HOW TO MAKE A GLASS PHOTO PENDANT:

STEP 1: Find or create paper image print with ink jet printer or color laser printer. (Examples are from an ink jet printer on matte paper)

STEP 2: Use Glamour Seal to glue the paper to the Glamour FX glass, allow to dry. This takes only a few minutes.

STEP 3: Trim the paper around the glass.

STEP 4: Coat back of paper with Glamour Seal and press into pendant tray.

Click here for the complete tutorial.

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GLAMOUR SEAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glamour Seal can be used on many paper types. When using your own prints, you can print from either an inkjet printer or a color laser printer. The paper you choose is important, so please read the following carefully.

Glamour Seal is best used on matte paper, 90# or cover weight. Not recommended for regular printer paper, glossy paper, and lab prints, such as those provided by photo processing centers. Glamour Seal works great on decorative papers such as Chiyogami, Italian, and scrapbook papers. When making glass pendants with an inkjet printer, the paper with the best results when I tested using a Canon inkjet printer was the Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper (matte) 51 lb, which can be used with all inkjet printers.

PAPER EXCEPTION: If you are using Glamour Seal to seal inkjet prints that will not be pressed to glass (ie. Bottle caps that will be coated with Luxe Resin, or in other projects that will use Luxe resin, such as pendant trays, then glossy paper is an acceptable paper to use.

When making GLASS PENDANTS, brush Glamour Seal onto the glass using a paint brush or the applicator top and coat the surface entirely. Press to paper and hold firmly for a few seconds until the Glamour Seal starts to bind. Use this time to work out any trapped air between the glass and paper. Allow to dry paper side up for at least 5 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

Once the first application of Glamour Seal is dry, then apply a small amount to the back of the paper and press into the pendant tray.

When using with LUXE RESIN, apply a small amount to the back of the paper and press into the pendant tray. Allow to dry at least 30 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

When the first application is thoroughly dry, apply a generous coating to the exposed paper. Make sure the entire paper is covered paying close attention to the edges of the paper. You are creating a barrier between the paper and the Luxe resin. Failing to do so will result in dark spots which is where the resin came into direct contact with the paper. If you are unsure if one coat will be sufficient, then apply a second coat after the first coat is dry.

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TROUBLESHOOTING:

Sometimes, there may be unwanted results. Let’s talk about what happened and why, and what we can do to fix them. There is always a solution, and all of the problems, every single one of them, can be easily answered and resolved.

Problem: Silvery spots on your paper under the glass.

Answer
: Silvery spots are nothing more than trapped air. This is the number one problem most people encounter. Technique is the primary cause of silvery spots, along with using the wrong paper.

Papers
: Did you use any of the following papers?

  • Anything with a texture (ie. Glitter, embossing, etc.)

  • All prints from a printing service (lab prints)

  • Glossy paper

  • Dye-sublimation prints and papers

  • Fast-drying papers

  • Paper specifically for photo printing

Problem: The Glamour Seal is still white and drying slowly.

Answer 1: Incorrect paper type used. Glamour Seal is best used on matte paper, 90# or cover weight. It's not recommended for regular printer paper, glossy paper, and lab prints, such as those provided by photo processing centers. Glamour Seal works great on decorative papers such as Chiyogami, Italian, and scrapbook papers. The paper with the best results when I tested using a Canon inkjet printer was the Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper (matte) which can can be used with all inkjet printers. The exception to this is when sealing paper prior to using Luxe Resin, and glossy paper is OK.

Answer 2: Insufficient drying time. More time is needed between gluing the paper to the glass and moving to the next step. You must allow the product to dry thoroughly otherwise you lengthen the drying time significantly. Additionally, humid environments and rainy days can affect the drying time.

Answer 3: Too much Glamour Seal was used to glue the glass into the pendant tray. If your image was clear until gluing into the pendant tray, then use less Glamour Seal in the pendant tray, or try Glamour Stickies for instantly dry results.

Problem: The ink from my inkjet print is smearing.

Answer: If you used the correct paper, this is because the ink on your prints was not allowed to dry thoroughly to begin with. The prints from inkjet printers must dry before using them in any application. If the ink smears when you touch it, allow it to dry until the ink does not smear to the touch. Please check with your printer manufacturer to determine the drying time of the prints. Additionally, humid environments and rainy days can affect the drying time of your inkjet prints.

Other possible causes for smearing ink include using glossy prints, or other papers where the adhesive cannot dry, using too much adhesive, or using emulsion prints, such as those from lab processing centers. Other possible causes include using other products to seal your paper which are unnecessary since Glamour Seal is both an adhesive and a sealant.

Problem: Excessive bubbles/frothing is occurring.

Answer: This is typically caused by glossy photo papers that are marketed as “fast-drying” or “quick-drying”, most commonly found on glossy papers. These papers are coated with a film that bubbles profusely when in contact with any liquid. Avoid using these papers.

If you're having a problem and you don't see it addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

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