Create an abstract pattern using the new Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Refill Ink
Learn how to create a unique DIY T-shirt using one of Artesprix’s Newest Product!
Ivy from the Artesprix Design Team bringing you the first DT Blog with Artesprix’s newest and coolest products the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill! I wanted to give you guys a creative idea for Halloween and show you how amazing this product is and how to use it! I knew this would make a killer, literally, Halloween themed Sublimation Refill Ink T-Shirt Project so let’s jump in!
To make this Sublimation Refill Ink T-Shirt you will need the following supplies:
- Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill
- Protective Paper
- heat tape
- Heat Press
- Plain Copy Paper
- Spray Bottle
- Paint Brush
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Die Cut Cutter
Step By Step Instructions
When working with Artesprix Products all your Sublimation Designs will be created on plain copy paper and then transferred using a Heat Source. I usually work with their markers but this project is a little different.
Start off by filling up your spray bottle with water. Spray 3 to 4 pieces of plain copy paper a couple times just enough to mist the whole sheet.
Next, take the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill and drop 5-6 drops on Protective Paper and spray some water. The Protective Paper is made out of Silicone. When you drop the Sublimation Ink on the Protective Paper it will not soak in the paper. You can use every single drop of it and nothing will go to waste, but remember a little goes a long way.
Take another piece of Protective Paper and that is what we will use to dab on to the copy paper. There is really no right or wrong way. Just can dab on as much or as little as you want.
After spraying, dab on the Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill Ink on the copy paper. Naturally, it should spread out a little. Depending on the look you are trying to go for, you can also spray some water to help with the effect. Repeat this step a couple of times to create different shades and textures. Once you are happy with the design let the copy papers completely dry for about 1 hour.
Set the Heat Press 370℉ and 35 seconds. Take your protective paper and measure enough to cover the top and bottom of your Artesprix T-shirt to make your Sublimation Sandwich. Make sure not to forget that you use Protective Paper in between your T-Shirt so that the ink doesn’t transfer to the back of your shirt, just to be safe.
Tear the edges of the copy papers so that it does not have a straight edge. Doing this will give it an imperfect look when you press the design on the shirt, when it overlaps, the edges won’t be as noticeable.
Place the design side of your piece of copy paper face down to the Artesprix T-shirt and use the Heat Tape to keep it in place. Press it for 35 seconds. Repeat the steps until the shirt is covered with the pattern and remember, after each press you will be using a new design from another sheet of paper. It’s ok to overlap the images. Sometimes, there is still ink in your design to give it another press after the initial transfer. This would be a great project to try it out on!
*Be sure to use the Protective Paper to make a Sublimation Sandwich during each press. The Protective Paper is reusable as long as you no ink transfers to the sheets after pressing.*
This is what the shirt should look like once it’s fully covered with the design. Keep in mind that each shirt you make will be completely unique. How cool is that? I took it one step further and decided to cut the design using Heat Transfer Vinyl. The HTV will go directly on top of the design that is already infused with your T-shirt!
Cut a spider web on black heat transfer vinyl using a die cut cutter. I used a few different spider web images M3DC78, MCD6AF46, MA7DBF82 and MA7DBF70 in Design Space.
Press the Heat Transfer Vinyl according to it temperature settings. For this HTV it was 315℉ for 12 seconds.
Now you have a unique shirt perfect for halloween! How fun was that… It turned out amazing!
Here is the full tutorial in action!
I hope you enjoyed this project.
If you want to see another t-shirt project using Artesprix markers check out this shirt made by Jenn.
Until next time…