I wanted to do something a little bit different than a card. Enter sublimation markers from Artesprix. I recently discovered these little gems when I won a starter kit. Now I'm hooked! They are very easy to use. You color whatever you want onto a piece of regular copy paper using these markers. Use a heat press to transfer the image to a sublimation blank and you have magic!
To start the process I printed my images out onto copier paper. I used You Croc My World and Sip Happens.
Then I got out my light box and the black Artesprix marker set. I used the black markers to trace the digital stamp. Once that was done I used the Artesprix markers to color in the images. The majority of colors I used are in the original Artesprix marker 10 pack. Here's what it looked like before I used the heat press.
And here's what it looked like after heat was applied.
I am using a special sublimation Maple bag tag that I also got from Artesprix as my surface. You tape the colored image to the tag using a special heat resistant tape. Then you create a sublimation sandwich and apply heat. My heat source is a 9x 9 Cricut Easy Press 2. Leave it on for the recommended time and remove heat. Then you wait because it's HOT!
And at last, the reveal!
And here it is hanging from my suitcase. I had to dust it off due to lack of use...
I hope you liked my "not a card" project for today. Come back soon!
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