texturising Angelina fibre

7 10 2014

Did you know that you can create textured surfaces with Angelina fibre by ironing onto something with texture?

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I have used bits of three of the bright citrus hot fix Angelina, mainly as they are what I could put my hand on easily, but this will work with any hot fix or meltable Angelina.   You also want a surface that has good texture, ideally some depth so you get good contrast in your layer, that will take heat from the iron.  I have used two different rubber stamps.

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Place your stamp or other surface face up and layer the Angelina over the top.  The thicker you make your layer of Angelina, the thicker and more solid your final piece will be.

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Place baking paper or an applique mat over the top and iron to heat and melt all of the Angelina.  Angelina ‘crackles’ while still seperate fibres, so iron until the crackling stops.  You need to iron a bit longer than you think you do if your Angelina is very thick.  It might take a couple of attempts to get it right, but it is worth the effort of experimentation.

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Once happy, peel the Angelina off the stamp or other surface.  It should all be one solid layer now.  Trim back the edges for a straight line, neat finish or leave the loose edges for a more organic finish.  You can now cut, stitch, embellish the piece and add it to your project as desired.

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2 responses

7 10 2014
Barbara Lange

So good.I bought the stamp that you used and am going to try it in the morning.

7 10 2014
Marion Davidson

I love the look of this Cecile, I will have to give it a try. Luckily I bought some hot fix angelina at the retreat so it’s just waiting for me to play.

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