Use one of Bonnie’s Angels to stitch a freestanding applique that can be glued onto a candle or a glass-sided lantern.
I used Bonnie’s Angels set, number eight to be exact, and created a freestanding applique that can be glued onto a battery-operated candle or a glass-sided lantern. A lantern was my first choice, but the glass panel wasn’t large enough for the angel.
Angelina hot fix crystals add a beautiful pearlized metallic shimmer to the angel background. Create a layer of Angelina by sprinkling some hot-fix fibers onto a pressing sheet. I used a sheet of parchment paper. A little bit of the fibers goes a long way; you can always add more if you feel it is too sheer.
Just fold the parchment paper in half and press with a satin setting to fuse. The result is a delicate piece of pearly, shiny fibers.
Hoop a layer of water-soluble stabilizer and add a layer of organza for a base underneath the Angelina. A temporary spray adhesive will help hold the sheer layers in place while stitching. Baste in the hoop and use a 70/10 or 75/11 needle and stitch all but color three (stars).
When stitching is done, remove everything from the hoop. Trim close to stitching with very fine-point scissors. Rinse away most of the WSS, soak excess water away between layers of paper towel, and let the piece dry.
When dry, apply a tacky glue to the back of the angel and glue it onto a candle or onto glass. The result is so pretty, you may want to make more!
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