Hello Artesprix fans! Nicole from the Artesprix Deisgn Team back on the blog with you today to share with you another cute Christmas project. For this project you do not need stamps! All you need is PicMonkey and Artesprix's Sublimation Markers! I designed an 8x11 canvas and added the graphics from the PicMonkey graphics to create the design of the shirt. Cool, right!? Come see how I made this fun shirt for my son.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers have the capability to transfer your drawings from a plain copy paper to any Polyester Fabric or Polyester Coated Blank with a unique process called, "'Sublimation."
- Artesprix Youth T-shirt
- Black Sublimation Markers
- Original Sublimation Markers
- Pastel Sublimation Markers
- Printed Design from your computer
- Heat Tape
- Protective Paper
- Project Mat
- Plain Copy Paper
- Heat Source - Artesprix Heat Press
Step 1. To begin, I used PicMonkey to create the design on an 8/5x11 canvas. Then I printed the image out in color so I could see through the lightbox easily. I placed flipped the printed image over and placed it on the lightbox. Taking a new sheet of Copy Paper I placed it on top and traced the snowman design using my Artesprix Sublimation Markers.
The 8x11 copy paper is the perfect size paper and it fits nicely on the center of the Youth T-shirt. Once I was satisfied with the placement of the art work, I secured the design (face-down) to one side of the Poly-T Shirt using heat tape. Be sure to secure all sides of the image using heat tape to avoid slipping because if it's not secured, you may get a ghost image.
*Tip: Make sure there are not wrinkles on the shirt before placing the tshirt in the heat press. If there are wrinkles, you may end with streaks!
Place the Artesrpix Protective Paper in-between your shirt to prevent your design from transferring through to the other side of your garment. Now, you are ready to create a "Sublimation Sandwich", from bottom to top:
Artesrpix Poly T Shirt with design secured (face-down) on top, with Artesprix Protective Paper inside
Don't forget to set your Artesprix heat press timer for 35 seconds at 370 degrees. Place "Sublimation Sandwich" in the heat press. After pressing, allow the item to cool before handling. Also, make sure the knob is tight. You want as much pressure possible so that the heat press is hot enough to really make the images and colors pop!
I always love seeing the full reveal. I just love it!
And here he is wearing his new t-shirt! When I showed him the shirt, he said, "ah! cool!" I am loving the snowman!! And the Pastels look so pretty.
Here is a YouTube Video of another Artesprix T-Shirt tutorial. Created the same way just different designs. Our family always has fun creating Iron-on-Ink Projects!
If you're looking for more holiday inspiration, come back on the 17th. I will be sharing a cute Poly-Canvas Zip Case to use as a gift bag... :)
Thank you for visiting today!