Hello all, Design Team Member Lori here, with another Artesprix Iron-on-Ink project to share with you! No need for gift tags this holiday season with the Artesprix December Blank of the Month Satin Ribbon! You can personalize the ribbon for each package using Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pads, Markers, or Paint! With a few simple steps and some repeat stamping, you can easily create personalized ribbon that will impress your friends and family.
What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?
It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a
design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!
December Blank of the Month Ribbon
Heat press or Handheld Craft Press
Loris Cards and Creations Snowflake set
Step 1: Prepare template by trimming copy paper wider than the ribbon, approximately 3” x 11½”.
Step 2: Trace out the recipient's name, in reverse, onto copy paper with the Artesprix Modern Alphabet stencil and pencil.
Step 3: Color in letters with a Black Artesprix Marker.
Step 4: Stamp a large snowflakes onto paper strip with Red Ink Pad. Repeat stamping with a medium snowflake stamp with the Green Ink Pad. Lastly, stamp with a small snowflake and the Red Ink Pad.
Step 5: Repeat the previous step on all strips of copy paper so you create multiple transfers to create a repeating pattern for your ribbon.
Step 6: Once your designs are complete it is time to transfer. Secure your designs to the ribbon Ribbon with Heat Tape.
Pro Tip: I was mindful where I transferred the recipients name onto the ribbon to sure it would be positioned well when I wrapped the gift.
Step 7: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the Ribbon between two pieces of protective paper larger than the design.
Step 8: Ensure your Heat Press Heat set to the appropriate settings for blank/material. The December Blank of the Month Satin Ribbon calls for 400℉ with a transfer time of 90 seconds. Place your "Sublimation Sandwich" on the base of the press, with the design face-down, and transfer.
Step 9: Once the 90 seconds has transpired, conduct a "peek test" prior to removing the heat tape to ensure you got a good transfer. By not removing the tape, this allows you to re-press if needed.
Step 10: Remove paper to reveal the final results if your "peek test" was successful. Repeat last steps for each section of the ribbon.
Now wrap your package and tie ribbon so that the name shows on the front of the package!
I hope you enjoyed this Personalized Ribbon project and will give Artesprix Sublimation products a try for your next creation. I love that I can personalize ribbon for my holiday gifts this year! Making personalized ribbon will definitely cut down on the need for so many tags that tend to fall off packages and get lost under the tree. If you're looking to give the gift of Artesprix this season, check out their Sublimation Starter Kit, it has everything you need to do an Iron-on-Ink project.
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