Howdy! I’m delighted be back as a guest designer this month for Artesprix! I’m generally a cardmaker/cross stitcher but I love to flex my craft muscles by using Artesprix sublimation products. It never gets old on just how easy it is to use all of their sublimation products! Let’s get crafty.
A door hanger for my craft room seemed like just the thing! Maybe this will help my hubby think before interrupting my craft sessions…
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What are Sublimation Markers, paints and ink pads?
Sublimation Markers, ink pads and acrylic paints have a special formulation of ink. With copy paper or mixed media paper, home iron or heat press and a polyester or polyester coated blank you can create your very own sublimated project. When heat is applied it causes the inks to transfer and adhere/sink into the blank. This becomes a vibrant, permanent image!
Step 1: I traced around the front and the back of the Coffee Hanger onto separate pieces of cardstock. Copy paper works totally fine but I wanted to use a lightweight cardstock.
Step 2: Now it was time to create my scene. I first traced around a large coffee cup shape with a Fine Tip sublimation marker. Then I stamped the coffee cups using the black sublimation ink pad. I used the brown sublimation marker to color in the coffee. I printed my wording (don’t forget to mirror!) on a piece of paper and used a light box to trace them. I used masking paper to cover my large coffee cup to do the coffee bean stamping and the splattering. Make sure you go past your traced lines to avoid leaving unintentional blank spaces.
*Tip – if you mess up your words, you can cover it up with heat tape. You can see some of the green heat tape sticking out in my photo. Then I just redid the parts I needed and used a sticky tape to hold it in place. It works great!
Step 3: Now
you are ready to prep for the heat part.
*Tip – wipe off your blank before taping to the image. I have cats and I didn’t want any fur or dust
to distort my images! I flipped the door
hanger over to be face down against my pieces of paper. I added several pieces of heat tape to make
sure everything stayed in place. Since
this is double sided, you’ll have to do one side, let it cool and repeat on the
Step 4: Let’s make our sublimation “sandwich”. Place one piece of protective paper on top of your heat pad. Put the door hanger (taped to the stamped paper) next. Make sure that the blank is face up. Follow that with another piece of protective paper. Make sure it is BIGGER than your stamped paper! The paper protects all of your surfaces from accidental ink transfer.
Step 5: For the Door Hanger blank you’ll need to set your heat source to 400 degrees and 90 seconds.
Step 6: After the timer runs out it’s very important to do a peek test! Just peel back a little bit of your design and see how well it transferred. You can carefully put it back if you need more time/heat.
Step 7: Reveal time!! Remember, let the first side cool before flipping over and doing the second side.
And that’s it! Door Hanger complete.
This is going to look swell hanging on my craft room door!
Are you intrigued how easy the world of sublimation inks, paints and markers can be? Then you need to take a look at the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Group over on Facebook. Click HERE to check it out. Want to see all the great sublimation products and blanks? Then head to the Artesprix store to do a little shopping.
It’s been a blast sharing my project with you today. Hope to see you soon!