DIY Daily Survival Kit with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Hello friends, Kelly here with a fun project to help you dive into the world of sublimation stamping magic. Artesprix Canvas Zip Cases are the perfect size to create an “ouch” bag to tuck into a purse, backpack or glovebox. This project is great to keep your essential medical-related supplies close at hand and stay healthy on the move with a touch of DIY. These come in a set of three and are double sided giving lots of opportunity to get creative. 

personalized sublimation canvas zip case

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What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?

"Sublimation Made Simple" as Artesprix put it! Sublimation is like magic for your crafts. It transforms solid ink into a gas without any liquid in between! With a range of coated blanks from Artesprix, made to accept their specially formulated, sublimation ink under a combination of heat and pressure, the possibilities are endless. The ink comes in a variety of forms, from markers, stamp pads, and ink refills to acrylic paints, which can be mixed and matched to create any color you can dream up. These, along with your own personal arsenal of crafting supplies, the sky’s the limit! This fascinating chemical process is not just for commercial use anymore. It is available to home crafters just like you and me! We are now able to create vibrant, long lasting prints, using this amazing technology, thanks to the innovative products tailored for us crafters by Artesprix! Let your creativity soar using sublimation magic, and bring your designs to life in a new and exciting way!


Canvas Zip Case 3ct

Sublimation Acrylic Paint 

Sublimation Markers - Pastel Chisel 10ct

Sublimation Markers - Bold Chisel 10ct

Project Mat 

Sublimation Stamps: Block Alphabet

Multi Purpose Cleaner

Heat Tape

Sublimation Stamp Pad-Black 

Protective Paper 

Miscellaneous Medical Themed Stamps 

Heat Source

Stamp Positioner (Optional)

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Put blank front-side down and trace with a pencil on a piece of standard copy paper. 

canvas zip case on plain paper

Pro Tip: (For Paper Crafters!) After trial and error, I found that the best size to use for the canvas bag blank is a standard A2 size card base (5 ½ in x 4 ¼ in). Card-makers can take full advantage of those larger background stamps and stand-alone dies that are meant to cover a card front. What a great way to stretch your stash!

Step 2: Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamps Block Alphabet Stamp to spell out “HELLO RELIEF”. Omit the "O" in "HELLO" if you have a stethoscope stamp to use the Bell it its place. 

stamped design in sublimation black ink

Step 3: Because there is a double letter “LL” in HELLO, use a stamp positioner which will allow you to accommodate space for space. Move the "L" over and THEN remove all the other letters and stamp the L to complete the word.  

stamped design in sublimation block alphabet

Step 4: Continue to create stamped designs directly on the same piece of paper or use separate pieces to later transfer as desired.

finished colored design before transfer

Step 5: Color in the stamped designs using Artesprix Sublimation Markers. I used a mixture of pastel and bold. 

Pro Tip #2: This is a good time to double-check that your words read as expected.  Hold up to light and you can see what the image will look like before you sublimate.

secured design to canvas zip case

Step 6: Place the paper you just “decorated” after allowing to fully dry, face down on your blank, the Canvas Zip Case and secure in place with Heat Tape.

Pro Tip #3: Cut out or use small pieces of heat tape to secure, so the letters were a little more straight across.  

secured design with protective paper

Step 7: Make your "sublimation sandwich". Cut three pieces of protective paper. Place one in between the Canvas Zip Case, and the others on the top and bottom.

Step 8: If using a handheld heat source like me, place your layered project on top of your Artesprix Protective Project Mat. Press at 400℉ for 45 seconds using firm pressure. 

sublimation stamped deisgn on canvas zip case

Step 9: After the 45 seconds is up, do a "peek test". I carefully lifted a corner of my design without removing any tape and decided to re-press. Be mindful of the zipper and ensure it is not under your heat platen as it could affect the pressure. 

sublimation cavnas zip case with iron-on-ink

Step 10: Once you have confirmed your transfer was successful, reveal your unique and vivid design. Allow blank to cool before transferring to the opposite side. 

sublimation stamped canvas zip case

I’m so thrilled with how my project turned out. Not only is it perfect for storing personal health items on-the-go, but the magic doesn’t stop there, these come in a set of three so I’ve crafted a special case for my furry friends, as well as a case for my adorable grandson to store his treasures during our Disney-bound adventures! Join us over at the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Group over on Facebook where we share ideas, tips and endless inspiration, as we explore the wonders of this magical craft together. Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting, 

Kelly Nagy

**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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