Creativation Supply Artesprix Zip Case

Hey everyone, Sarah here! I am so excited about this project. As you may know I’m headed to Creativation with Artesprix. So this project is part of my “to do” list for that trip. I needed a zip case to hold all the stencil brushes I will be using while at Creativation. Since Creativation is an “art based” convention and the zip case will hold my art supplies, I decided on an art theme.

Sublimation zip case with artesprix iron-on-ink

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers so easy to use. You just pick one up and start drawing. The best part is you do not need any fancy or expensive equipment. Just plain copy paper, an iron or heat press, and a blank made for sublimation. But keep in mind that not all sublimation blanks are created equal, some are better quality than others. That’s why I love using Artesprix blanks. I know they are high quality and have been tested by Artesprix to use with their products.

sublimation markers we r memory keepers air brush sprayer iron-on-ink stamp pad


Zip Case

Various art themed stamps

Sublimation Stamp pad

Acrylic Block

Sublimation Markers 

We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush

Project Mat

Copy Paper

Heat Tape

Protective paper

Heat press or Iron

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace your blank onto plain copy paper using a pencil to create your template.

sublimation zip case template on copy paper with pencil

Step 2: Using stamps and black stamp pad, stamp your paper where you want the designs located. Remember that since this is sublimation what you put on the right, will actually be on the left side of your blank after you press.

sublimation iron-on-ink stamped designs on copy paper

Step 3: After you are done stamping, color in your images with your markers. This is always my favorite part.

artesprix sublimation iron-on-ink design with markers and stamp pad

Step 4: Once I was done coloring, I used my Marker Airbrush to spray color around my stamps to fill in any space on the zip case. 

we r memory keepers air brush sprayer with Artesprix Sublimation markers

Step 5: Set your heat source to 400°F. 

sublimation design with artesprix iron-on-ink markers and stamp pad

Step 6: Position and secure your blank to the design and tape it in place using heat resistant tape. 

secured sublimation zip case with heat tape before transfer

Step 7: Once it’s taped in place, create your sublimation sandwich. A sublimation sandwich is made up of a layer of protective paper, your blank with the design secured to it, and another piece of protective paper. The second piece is particularly important with this blank to ensure the other side stays white and clean. 

sublimation zip case with protective paper before transfer

Step 8: Once your heat source reaches temperature, place the sublimation sandwich on your press with the copy paper on the top side. Press your zip case for 45 seconds. When pressing the zip case, make sure that the zipper is not under the heat press. You do not want the press to affect the functionality of the zipper.

sublimation design on iron-on-ink zip case after transfer

Step 9: When the time is up, do a peek test to make sure you got a good transfer. If you got a good transfer, use heat gloves to move the case to a heat resistant surface. I use my Artesprix Protective Project mat.

Step 10: Once cooled enough to touch, remove the copy paper and heat tape.

sublimation zip case with artesprix iron-on-ink markers and stamp pad

These zip cases have so many uses. I already have plans to make more of them. 

And for even more inspiration don’t forget to check out some of the other posts on the Artesprix blog. This zip case post by Nicole or these super cute magnets that Adam created! As always, be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects. 

I can’t wait for you to see what Artesprix has in the works. I know you will be as excited as I am at all the possibilities!

Until next time,

Sarah Clark

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