Cute Coasters with Iron-on-Ink

Hi guys! I'm Debbie from Debbie J’s Crafting CornerI use coasters all the time and having a custom set is just so cool to me! Today, I’ll be personalizing a set using some fun stamps from the Not2Shabby Shop. I love that Artesprix gives us the ability to use our favorite card making stamp sets to make fun sublimation projects! Follow along as I show you how you can do it too!
**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.** 

Sublimation coasters with artesprix stamp pads and stamps
What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Iron-on-Ink is specialty sublimation ink in craft form. Traditionally sublimation ink is found in a fancy (expensive) printer. However, Artesprix hit the crafting scene in 2018 giving Makers, like me, the ability to experience sublimation without high-end equipment. Sublimation is when ink transforms to a gas and then binds to a compatible blank once combined with heat and pressure. The big deal? Once the design is infused to the polyester coated blank or polyester fabric, it is lifetime permanent!

sublimation coasters, artesprix stamp pads, heat tape
Textured Coasters
Meet me in Wonderland Stamp Set
Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad
Artesprix Markers
Protective Project Mat 
Heat Tape
Protective Paper Roll
Cricut Easy Press
Magnetic Glass Mat from - use discount code DEBBIE20 for 20% off
Plain Paper or Card Stock
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Trace coasters with a pencil to create a template. I traced all 4 coasters to create a matching set. 

sublimation coaster template on plain paper
Step 2: Stamp lots of fun images onto the space for each coaster. Once the stamping is done, I colored them in using Artesprix Markers.

finished sublimation design with iron-on-ink
Step 3:  Once you are finished designing it is time to transfer. Secure your coaster with Heat Tape

secured cosaters to design with heat tape
Step 4: Next we create the "Sublimation Sandwich". I placed one large piece of protective paper onto my Protective Project Mat. Then I placed two of my coasters on top. Since these coasters are the same thickness and have the same transfer specifications, you can transfer together. 

finished project before transfer
A second piece of  protective paper will cover the coasters. The protective paper is used to “protect” your heat press and work surfaces from ink. 
Step 5: Now it’s time to transfer! Always make sure that the paper with the design is closest to the heat. I set the temperature to 400℉ to allow to pre-heat. Then I placed my "sublimation sandwich" on a Protective Project Mat. I’m using a handheld Cricut Easy Press today. Place the Easy Press onto the sublimation sandwich and hit the Cricut symbol to start the timer. Now we wait for 90 seconds!
Pro Tip: The time and temperature is dependent on the material being transferred to. The Artesprix website gives transfer specifications of 400 for 90 seconds. I set the temperature and time on my heat press.

artesprix design after transfer
Step 6: "Peek Test" time, this can be a project saver! Before removing any tape, peel back a small part of your design to ensure the transfer was successful. 

artesprix coasters with stamp pad ink and markers
Step 7: Once you confirmed your transfer was successful, remove your design for the big reveal! 
I just love how cute these coasters turned out! I’ll have to check my stamp stash to see what other designs I can come up with for sublimation projects. I really appreciate you hanging out with me today and would love to see what you create using your paper crafting supplies and Artesprix Iron-on-Ink!  

If you do not have Artesprix products in your Maker's toolbox yet, head on over to the Artesprix Shop. They have a "Starter Kit" that I highly recommend. Share your Artesprix projects with us by using #Artesprix and #IrononInk or post it to the Artesprix Facebook Group.
Because, 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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