Artesprix Pokemon Themed Bookmarks!

Hello! Nicole here with a variety of bookmarks I created. Before Covid-19 arrived, my son and I used to read together at night. He would read his book and I would read mine. I loved this time together! It makes me sad that he no longer has an interest in reading, but I get it...he’s on the computer all day doing the virtual learning… and by the time he’s done, he’s spent. However, I am not giving up! I decided to make some Pokemon bookmarks for him. Maybe, these little guys will spark his interest?!Artesprix Sublimation Bookmark Project

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Magic Ink that transfers their beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester product with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.

Materials:

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1. Trace your Bookmark onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.

*Pro Tip: Set your heat press at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 45 seconds before you start working on your bookmarks. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished.*Artesprix Heat Press

Step 2. Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block.Iron-on-Ink Stamp Pad Design

Step 3. Use a Lightbox to create a mirror image of text.Reveal the completed Sublimation Artesprix Bookmarks

Step 4. Next, color in the images using your Sublimation Markers. It's OK to go outside the lines...that way you do not get any white edges if you are coloring the entire background.Color your designs using Iron-on-Ink Markers

Step 5. Using heat tape, tape down the bookmarks (white side faced down) onto the images. Tape Bookmarks to copy paper

Step 6. Place a piece of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of your bookmarks.  Place your "Sublimation Sandwich," inside the heat press for 45 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.Create a Sublimation Sandwich

Step 7. Carefully, remove projects from the heat press using gloves. Then place the bookmarks onto the Project Mat to cool down. Then, remove the paper and heat tape to reveal your vivid designs!Completed Iron-on-Ink Bookmarks

Step 8. Embellish as desired!Embellish as desired Add extra mixed media to the Artesprix bookmarkIron-on-Ink BookmarkArtesprix Mixed Media Sublimation Bookmark

Aren’t these little guys adorable!? I just love them and I can’t wait to give them to my son, Edward. Hopefully, he will show an interest in reading again! I miss my reading buddy!

Thank you for visiting today! If you enjoyed this tutorial, check out my other bookmarks! Looking to make your first purchase? Click here to shop through my affiliate link!

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

1 comment

My Pokémon loving 22 year old would LOVE LOVE LOVE these

Sarah Clark June 03, 2021

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