After working with the Opal Mylar recently and posting the results online there were a few questions in regard to Angelina Film, Holographic Paper and Tavoos and because I had all of these products on hand I thought I would do a bit of test to see which one I like the best.
This is what I did:
* Conditioned black kato clay and ran through the pasta machine on setting #2 so fairly thick.
* Cut out small squares and placed a solid piece of each “film” on one square and then mosaic pieces on another – so each film had two examples.
* Burnished to the clay slightly.
* Baked in bench top oven on a tile for the recommended temperature for 30 minutes.
* These are how they turned out.
* All of these examples are on baked clay.
This is the stuff you can buy quite cheaply. Florists use it, kinda like celophane but with a shimmering image (I think you all know the product I’m talking about)
Looked beautiful when it came straight out of the oven. Edges curled a little but seemed to bake well, until I touched a piece of the mosaic and it popped off the surface. I’m not sure this product would withstand a heat gun either.
|The product peels off the baked clay very easily.
I think you’ve all heard of this product by now. If not just google and you’ll find it. This one looked absolutely beautiful as it came out of the oven. It seemed to bake beautifully to the clay. The edges on the mosaic curled slightly. When I went to see if it would peel off the surface of the clay it simply snapped. This product would be perfect for a flat piece that was going to be covered with resin or something similar. You’ll note in the third pic I went to peel a little of the mosaic off and a clear layer came off the top leaving a shimmering piece underneath that I couldn’t get off.
This is just a thinner version of the thick stuff…obviously!! This also looked beautiful when it came out of the oven – the solid piece that is. The little mosaic pieces curled as you can see. I also tried this on a pod bead and it totally didn’t work. I’m sure there are many applications for this product with polymer clay but not on a pod bead that’s for sure.
|This one peeled away easily from the baked clay also.
|Prior to baking – note it doesn’t stick well to the bead.
|After baking…bit of a failure.
Angelina Film or Textiva
|This bead has an incredibly smooth surface but I love the way you can see the wrinkles in the paper underneath.