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?!
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.
- Pastel and Original Sublimation Markers
- Blank Copy Paper
- I Choose You Clear Stamps by Ink Road
- Acrylic Stamp Block
- Sublimation Ink Pad
- Project Mat
- Protective Paper
- Heat Tape
- Heat Source (Heat Press or Iron)
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.*
Step 2. Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block.
Step 3. Use a Lightbox to create a mirror image of text.
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.
Step 5. Using heat tape, tape down the bookmarks (white side faced down) onto the images.
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.
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!
Step 8. Embellish as desired!
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!
Nicole Martel, Design Team Member