Coffee Advisory Door Hanger with Iron-on-Ink

Howdy! Guest Designer Kristina Hein here today. I’m delighted be back on the Artesprix Blog this month! I’m generally a cardmaker/cross stitcher but I love to flex my craft muscles by using Artesprix sublimation products. It never gets old on just how easy it is to use all of their craft ink as well as maker friendly supplies! A door hanger for my craft room seemed like just the thing! Hopefully this will help my hubby and kids think before interrupting my craft session next time! 

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sublimation door hanger with Artesprix Markers and stamp pads
What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?
Sublimation Markers, ink pads and acrylic paints have a special formulation of ink.  With copy paper or mixed media paper, home iron or heat press and a polyester or polyester coated blank you can create your very own sublimated project.  When heat is applied it causes the inks to transfer and adhere/sink into the blank.  This becomes a vibrant, permanent image!

sublimation door hanger fine tip Artesprix Markers iron-on-ink stamp pad

Basic Chisel Sublimation Markers
Basic Fine Point Sublimation Markers
Protective Project Mat
Heat Tape
Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Protective Paper
Sublimation Ink Pad
Masking paper
65lb Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set
Blending Brush

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: I traced around the front and the back of the Door Hanger onto two separate pieces of cardstock. Copy paper is always an option but I often prefer to use lightweight cardstock.

door hanger template on lightweight cardstock

Step 2: I gathered elements I wanted to use and printed them from my regular printer on regular paper. I wanted a coffee cup from clip art and to print all my font (mirrored of course) to trace.

Step 3: Trace around a large coffee cup with a Fine Tip Sublimation Marker. 

Step 4: Stamp the coffee cups from the Lawn Fawn set using the black sublimation ink pad. Use the Basic brown sublimation marker to color in the coffee.

Step 5: Use masking paper to cover my large coffee cup to do the coffee bean stamping and the splattering.  Make sure you go past your template lines to avoid leaving unintentional white spaces.  

Step 6: Trace your words with sublimation markers using a light box onto your design, ensuring your text is reversed.

Pro Tip: If you mess up your words, you can cover it up with heat tape. You can see below some of the green heat tape sticking out in my photo. Then I just redid the parts I needed and used a sticky tape to hold it in place. It works great!

secured sublimation door hanger to artesprix design

Step 7: We are ready to transfer! I flipped the door hanger over to be face down against my pieces of paper. I added several pieces of heat tape to make sure everything stayed in place as I am using a handheld press.

Pro Tip: Wipe off your blank before taping securing the design. I have cats and I didn’t want any fur or dust to get in the way of my transfer.

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 8:  Let’s make our "sublimation sandwich”. Place one piece of protective paper on top of your heat pad. Put the door hanger with design on top, ensuring the design is on top face-down. Top another piece of protective paper. It is important that both pieces of protective paper are bigger than your design. The paper protects all of your surfaces from accidental ink transfer.

cricut easy press at 400F

Step 9: For the Door Hanger blank you’ll need to set your heat source to 400℉ degrees and 90 seconds.

artesprix design on door hanger after transfer

Step 10: After the timer runs out it’s very important to do a "peek test"! Just peel back a little bit of your design to confirm it transferred. If you did not remove any tape and you feel it could be brighter, re-press. 

sublimation door hanger with artesprix iron-on-ink

Step 11: Reveal time! If your transfer is bright and vivid then remove the paper. 

sublimation door hanger with artesprix iron-on-ink

Step 12: Allow to cool and repeat Steps 7-11 to personalize the opposite side.

Artesprix door hanger with markers and stamp pads

And that’s it!  Door Hanger complete. This is going to look swell hanging on my craft room door! Are you intrigued how easy the world of sublimation inks, paints and markers can be?  Then you need to take a look at the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Group over on Facebook. Click HERE to check it out. Want to see all the great sublimation products and blanks? Then head to the Artesprix store to do a little shopping.

It’s been a blast sharing my project with you today.

Hope to see you soon!

Kristina Hein

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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