Creating Unique Sublimation Patches with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Hi guys! I'm Debbie from Debbie J's Crafting Corner. Today, I'm thrilled to share an exciting new project with you. We're diving into the world of sublimation to create some adorable and unique sublimation patches using Artesprix Iron-on-Ink. These unique Sublimation Blanks are the June Blank of the Month so they are only available for a short time, let's get crafty!
sublimation patch with artesprix markers
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What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Iron-on-Ink is a game-changer for crafters. It's a specialized sublimation ink that allows you to transfer vibrant designs onto compatible surfaces with heat and pressure. Unlike traditional sublimation, which requires expensive printers, Artesprix makes it accessible for all makers. Once your design is transferred, it's permanently infused, making it durable and long-lasting.
artesprix ink pads and sublimation patch

Sublimatin Patch 2ct
Sublimation Markers
Sublimation Stamp Pad
Heat Tape 
Protective Paper Roll
Project Mat 
Heat Source
Simon Hurley "Beautiful Bloom" Stamp Die Set
Woven 3D Embossing Folder
Simon Hurley Stamping Foam
Ranger Heat Tool
Reverse Tweezers
MISTI Stamping Platform
Plaint Copy Paper
Post It Tape (or full coverage Post It Notes)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Due Cutting Machine
Magic Mat
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Start by tracing around the outside of the patch onto a piece of paper with a pencil. This will be your guide for the design.

sublimation patch template on plain paper

Step 2: Use Post-it tape to create masks for your design. Stamp your images onto the tape and cut them out using dies. This will help you create a layered look for your background. Apply the masks to your template where you want the flowers to be.

Step 3: For the background, we're using Simon Hurley's stamping foam and an embossing folder to create a textured stamp. Heat the foam with a heat gun and press it into the embossing folder to capture the texture.
textured stamp with foam
Step 4: Apply ink to your textured stamp and press it onto your paper over the masked areas. This creates a beautiful background for your design. Next, remove the masks and stamp your floral images from the "Beautiful Bloom" set onto the unmasked areas using black sublimation ink.
stamped image on plain paper with sublimation ink
Step 5: Finish your transfer by coloring in the images using Artesprix Sublimation Markers. 
finished artesprix design on plain paper
Step 6: Time to transfer. It is very important that we sublimate to the textured side. The shiny side has adhesive for application later in the project. Secure the transfer, face-down, to the textured side of the Sublimation Patch with Heat Tape. 
secured project to patch before transfer
Step 7: Cut a piece of Protective Paper and folded in half. Make sure that each half is larger than your blank and design. Place your secured project in-between the folded piece of Protective Paper. 
sublimation project with protective paper before transfer
Step 8: Set your Heat Source to 400 and press the design for 60 seconds with medium pressure. If using a handheld heat source, hold stationary to avoid ghosting.
artesprix design on sublimation patch after transfer
Step 9: Before removing all the tape, peel back a small section of your design to ensure a successful transfer. If everything looks good, remove the tape and reveal your beautiful new patch.
before and after sublimation patch with artesprix iron-on-ink
Step 10: Let your patches cool completely for about an hour. Once cooled, they're ready to be adhered to your favorite fabric items, adding a unique and personal touch. Adhere by pressing into the backside of the patch. Layer as, Protective Paper, Decorated patch face-down, and then the fabric patch is being applied to. 
Thank you for following along my June Blank of the Month Patch tutorial. I can't wait to see what you create! These patches are only available for the month of June so grab them while you can and then be sure to share your projects with us by posting them in the Artesprix Facebook Group!
Remember, if I can make it, you can too!
Big Hugs!
Debbie Jenkins
**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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