BONDING AND MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES
Create luminous effects that will enhance all your paper and fabric projects by making your own sheets of dazzling Fantasy Film and Fiber fabric! Stamp it, heat it, cut it, sew it, or wash it!
To get started experiment a little with these techniques...
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING FLAT SHEETS: Set Teflon coated iron to medium or polyester setting. Place three to four layers of film or a small amount of fibers on parchment paper. Lay another piece of parchment or non-stick pressing cloth on top. Press with iron firmly for 3-10 seconds. Lift parchment to reveal a totally unique sheet of fabric! The more layers /fibers you melt together, the stronger the fabric sheet. You can die cut it, use a hand punch or scissors. Soon you will be able to predict the outcome of the bonding procedure, allowing you to create colors and textures you never dreamed of before.
3-DIMENSIONAL BONDING: Try using a heat tool or a candle flame. Crunch film into a shape, like a heart, or make a fiber sheet as above, hold with tweezers and bring sheet close to heat source until it has melted into the desired shape! Be careful not to over heat.
CREATE TEXTURE: Create interesting patterns by firmly heat pressing three film layers or a small amount of fibers onto an un-inked art rubberstamp or another textured surface such as lace with parchment paper between film and iron.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Too much heat/dwell time/pressure will cause film/fiber to become more coppery, or a loss of color may occur and film may bubble or melt away. Colors change with heat. Fantasy Film and Fiber fuses to itself and to each other only. Use with Art Glitter and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive for endless possibilities!