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Today, I would like to share with you, a picture of my latest book.

Coptic Stitched book with Fantasy Film Paper within an inset panel.

Coptic Stitched book with Fantasy Film Paper within an inset panel.

This one features Fantasy Film and coptic style binding.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I will be reviewing the following product 

Encaustic Art; Painting Iron

  

Encaustic Art Iron

Product Details

Manufacturer Encaustic Art 

Product Number 99530100 

Purpose

The original purpose of this tool, is for use with wax blocks. You heat the iron, rub wax on to the plate and then apply the iron to coated papers, to create pictures with wax. This technique is known as Encaustic Art. 

I bought this iron, not for encaustic art, but for paper crafting. I enjoy colouring my papers, using Colour wash inks and I use the iron for drying and flattening the finished papers. I also use the iron, for fusing Fantasy Film and with Fantasy Fibres. 

Pros/Cons

This tool is great for me, as even with my poor dexterity, the iron is light enough to use. There is a detachable handle, which means the tool takes up very little space to store. It heats up fast and is easy to use. It is very versatile and I’ve used it in combination with; 

  • Paper
  • Fantasy Film
  • Fantasy Fibres
  • Wax

Build Quality

Excellent. Although the iron is light in use, it is extremely robust and well made. 

Value For Money

Excellent. At the time of writing, this encaustic Iron retails at around £28. It comes in a sturdy card box and if you are gentle with the box, you can store the tool back in there. For the versatility and reliability that this tool offers, it is an excellent must have tool. I would recommend anyone working with paper and who want to try fantasy Films and fibres to get one of these. 

Would I buy it Again?

definitely! In fact, I have enjoyed using this tool so much, that I am intending on buying a second one, to dedicate to wax. I fancy trying some wax techniques with it, now I’ve seen more about them. 

Links

I have made no mention to this tools main job, of encaustic art work. The reason is, that at the time of writting, I have not tried it for that purpose. I have seen some online demos with it and they all look excellent. You will find more demos and tutorial videos, on the following links. 

If you would like to discover more about the encaustic art and order one of these tools for yourself please visit the links below. 

Encaustic Art This is the manufacturer of the iron that I have reviewed. 

World wide suppliers of Encaustic Art products can be found on this link. 

Converting the Iron for Use as a Hot Plate I’m going to try using Sheena Douglass, ‘pie dish’ technique, for heating UTEE. Instead of using my heat gun I’ll try with the iron set up as a hot plate as shown on this link. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon. 

Billie :)

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Today’s article is all about using Fantasy film and Fantasy fibres. I saw some tutorials on You Tube of how to use Acetate with the Cuttlebug and this got me thinking, if the Cuttlebug could cope with acetate how about Fantasy film.

After some mad professor style experiments here is my video on how to create some beautiful effects with these products.

 

Here is a written version so this page can be translated for non English speakers. To translate the page, copy this articles link into ‘here’ and choose your language.

You Will Need

For the Fantasy Paper itself;

  • Fantasy Film
  • Fantasy Fibre
  • Iron
  • White paper/ baking parchment

 

Method

  • Protect your table from heat using heat resistant mat
  • Lay a sheet of paper on to the mat
  • Add a layer of fantasy film followed by a thin covering of fantasy fibre, then another layer of fantasy film
  • Place the second sheet of paper on top of the film sandwich
  • Iron on top of the paper. The film and fibres are made from heat bondable plastic and will fuse together into a single sheet. The paper is to stop the film sticking to your table and your iron.

 

Fantasy Film Paper

Fantasy Film Paper

 

 

For Embossed Paper

  • Fantasy Paper from the last section
  • Cuttlebug
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder ( Textile was used in the film)
  • Cardstock Shim

Method

  • Open your Cuttlebug
  • Put in an A plate, put in a cardstock ‘shim’, put on a B plate,
  • Place a piece of finished Fantasy Paper from the earlier project into a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and load it into the Cuttlebug
  • Add another B plate and turn the handle to feed the ‘sandwhich’ into the machine.

**Normally you would NOT use a shim with the Cuttlebug’s own Folders but because the film is thin, the shim adds extra height to the plates and gives a better embossed impression into the paper.**

 

Fantasy Film Paper after Embossing using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Fantasy Film Paper after Embossing using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

 

 

For the Embellishments

  • Fantasy Paper
  • Cuttlebug
  • Cuttlebug die of your choice
  • Cardstock Shim

 

Method

  • Open your Cuttlebug
  • Place on an A plate, a carstock shim and a B plate
  • Place a Cuttlebug die onto the plate followed by your piece of finished Fantasy paper made earlier
  • Add the final B plate and turn the handle on the Cuttlebug to feed it into the machine.

If you struggle getting your embellishment off. Then next time instead of rolling the boards just straight through the machine. Feed them through and then stop, before the end of the plate leaves the Cuttlebug and ‘reverse’ so the sandwich comes back towards you. This will make the die cut twice though the paper.

**Normally you would NOT use a shim with the Cuttlebug’s own Dies but because the film is tough to cut through, the shim adds extra height to the plates and gives a better cut into the paper.**

Fantasy Film Paper cut using Cuttlebug Die to create an embellishment

Fantasy Film Paper cut using Cuttlebug Die to create an embellishment

 

Finished Project featuring Embossed Fantasy Film Paper

Here are pictures of the Coptic stitched book I made, it has the Embossed fantasy Paper on the cover

Embossed Fantasy Film Paper on a coptic stitched book

Embossed Fantasy Film Paper on a coptic stitched book

 

Coptic Stitched book, featuring Embossed Fantasy Film Paper

Coptic Stitched book, featuring Embossed Fantasy Film Paper

Links

If you have enjoyed this tutorial and wish to see other tutorials, please click on this link.

To see more of my videos, check out my channel on You Tube

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading/watching do let me know how you get on and also what you think of the video.

Billie :)

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