Design beautiful Maple Bag Tags with a Sublimation Stamp Pad
Create beautiful Mixed Media art with Iron-on-Ink!
Hello, Iron-On-Inkers! Gina here with these mixed media bag tags using Artsprix Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers, the sublimation stamp pad, a fun new stamp, and my fave scrapbooking papers. I hope you love this Iron-on-Ink project as much as I do!
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New to Sublimation? Here’s How It Works
Artesprix markers and the Artesprix Ink Pad allow you to create and color designs right on to plain copy paper-the the kind you use every day in your home printer! Transfer your designs with a heat source onto any polyester or poly-coated blank. The image will last forever! The heat turns the chemical into a gas that permeates the blank creating a lasting image.
What’s super cool about using Artesprix markers and ink on these cute maple bag tags is that they can be made double sided! Double the creative fun.
- Stamp Pad
- Copy Paper
- Stamp (any image, I used this butterfly stamp from my stash)
- Protective Paper
- Heat Tape
- Project Mat
- Heat Press
Create the Mixed Media Bag Tags using Iron-on-Ink
Use the Sublimation stamp pad to apply the Iron-on-Ink to your stamp/image. Stamp the image onto plain copy paper.
Do not press too hard. You want a nice, clean image. Let the image dry for just a minute before coloring.
Use the Artesprix sublimation markers to color in your stamped image.
Store your Artesprix markers horizontally until you’re ready to use them. When you’re gathering your supplies and getting ready to craft, turn the markers on their ends, cap side down, in order to encourage the ink to flow downward to the tip.
Use the heat tape to secure the image, face down, onto the maple bag tag. This ensures a nice clean transfer and will prevent “ghosting.”
Note: Since my stamped image was bigger than the maple bag tag, I decided to use half of the image on the front and the other half on the back.
I simply cut the image and repeated all steps for transferring the second half to the back of my tag.
Turn on your heat source. The maple bag tags need to be pressed at 400 degrees for 45 seconds. Create a “sublimation sandwich” with two pieces of protective paper. Cut one piece bigger than your project. Lay the project on top of layer one. Cut another slightly larger piece of protective paper and place it on top of the project.
Your design needs to be down to your blank at the top of your sandwich so that it is close to the heat source. In this instance, the heat comes from the top of the Artesprix heat press.
Place the sublimation sandwich on the heat press and press for 45 seconds. Carefully remove the project and place it on the project mat and allow it to cool before removing the copy paper.
Repeat steps 1 through 5 to apply the script overlay.
Turn Your Maple Bag Tags into Mixed Media Art
After I was finished sublimating the maple bag tags, I wanted to turn them into something extra special. I gathered my fave crafting supplies:
- Scrap book paper
- Letter stamps
- Ink pad
- Ribbon & burlap strips
Apply glue to the entire surface of the bag tag. Place scrapbook paper over the tag and cut to fit. Sand the edges and the surface to distress the paper. Use the ink pad to highlight the edges and the tag. Stamp desired sentiment.
To make it look like the butterfly was emerging from the paper, I tore the middle section of the paper over the butterfly and sanded the edges to distress.
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Til next time…
Gina K is a lifestyle and craft blogger at Desperately Seeking Gina.