Strange Result of “Envelope Distort : Make with Top Object”

I used pen tool to make the desired shape and would like to have my text adjusted in that shape (I tried this out on an older version of illustrator and it works fine but I am having problem with Illustrator CC (2017) Mac)

It distorts the letters and makes them really weird… to the point that it’s not even recognisable as a word.

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I am trying to add “Lorem Ipsum” in the upper lip area.
I’ve tried words of different length and and various shapes too but it’s not working.
I’ve even tried keeping the word on the shape I want and different fonts and sizes.. still nothing.

Answer

Try changing the shape angle to 0º, and after the distortion put it back to the original position.

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