Cute Metal Key Chains with Sublimation Markers!

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Sublimation Iron-on-Ink Key Chains using Artesprix Markers & Stamp Pad

Why blend in when you can stand out? Create some cute DIY Key Chains with Iron on Ink Sublimation markers!

Completed Artesprix Cute Key Chains.

Hello, my crafty friends! Maria Russell on the blog with you today and it’s my turn to share another fun project using Sublimation markers to create cute key chains.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.



Artesprix Heat Press.

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Place the metal key chain on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil to determine the area that you have to work on.

Artesprix Stamp Pad.
Helpful tip: By tracing the outline, you’ll be able to center your design onto your blank.

Step 2.

Mount your stamp on an acrylic block (or stamping tool) and stamp the image on the copy paper using Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad. Repeat this process for the rest of the images that you need to use for your key chain.

Artesprix Stamp Pad.
I used a stamping tool to stamp the images three times to create a good impression.

Step 3.

Next, color your stamp design using your Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers. I used the Artesprix Original, Gnomie Botanical, and Pastel Sublimation Markers to color my images. The colors may look a little muted at first.

Color your Cute Key Chains Design on regular copy paper.

Step 4.

Place the Mirrored Sublimation 6×6 Stencil on top of the design and trace the letter with the Medium-point Black Sublimation marker

Color your Cute Key Chains Design on regular copy paper.

Step 5.

Using Artesprix Heat Tape, tape your blank down to your design. If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 6.

Now, it is time for a sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. Make sure that your design is facing up. Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine.

Color your Cute Key Chains Design on regular copy paper.

Step 7.

The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished! While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your project out. Place it on top of the project mat and wait for about 20 minutes to cool down.

Cute Key Chains Design in Heat Press.

Step 8.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the design.

Completed Iron-on-Ink Metal Key Chain.

Step 9.

Repeat the process mentioned above and create another design.

Cute metal key chain.

I absolutely LOVE how both Metal Key Chains turned out!

Artesprix cute metal chain.

If you like this DIY key chain, consider checking out some of the design team’s DIY on the blog. Here is another cute key chain project by Ivy

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. I have also listed and linked them below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!


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