Doggie Treat Iron-on-Ink Drawstring Bag

Hi crafters. I’m Design Team Member Naomi. Along with crafting all the things, I also enjoy having fun with our family dogs. We take them out on walks and they like getting treats. So I decided to make a cute treat bag for when we are out and about using Artesprix’s Drawstring bag and Iron-on-Ink. Artesprix products are a great way to put an idea into action in minutes, and the Sublimation Markers are the perfect medium to do it! Let me show you how easy this project is for you to try at home.  

Drawstring Bag with artesprix sublimation markers

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What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper (something we all have) to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. Anyone can make amazing designs, regardless of your artistic skill level. You can then use heat (either a heat press or a home iron) and pressure to apply these designs to a polyester or coated substrate. Your designs will then be permanently imbedded into your substrate.

stencils artesprix sublimation stamp pads markers and heat tape
Drawstring Bag
Sublimation Markers
Heffy Doodle Cityscape Stencil
Heffy Doodle Rescue Dogs Stamps
Acrylic Stamp Block
Heat Source
Protective Paper
Heat Tape
Copy Paper
Washi Tape
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Use a pencil to trace around the outside of the drawstring bag onto plain copy paper.  

drawstring bag template
Step 2: Use washi tape to position the stencil within the template and use a Black Sublimation Fine Tip Marker to trace the city buildings outline.

sublimation black marker Heffy doodle stencil
Step 3: Flip the stencil around and line up the “windows” inside of the building outline. Tape in place with washi tape.

stencil with yellow sublimation markers
Step 4: Use a Yellow Sublimation Marker to trace the window.

sublimation black stamp pad with Heffy doodle stamp

Step 5: Arrange the Rescue Dog stamps on the acrylic block and use a Black Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp them where you would like.

Step 6: Color in the dogs and add any other elements you would like to your design using Sublimation Markers.

stamped design with sublimation artesprix stamp pad

Pro Tip: To create mirrored text, write in a Thin Black Sharpie on the opposite side of the paper, then trace with a Sublimation Marker. 

Step 7: Once you are satisfied with your design, we are ready to transfer. Cut a piece of Protective Paper small enough to fit inside the Drawstring Bag, and place inside flat. 

Pro Tip #2: Use a lint roller to clean the Drawstring Bag before transferring. 

Step 8: Place the Drawstring Bag over the colored design and secure in place with heat tape.

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer
Step 9: Now we’ll make our “sublimation sandwich”. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper larger than the Drawstring Bag and place the secured project in between.

Step 10: With the drawstrings positioned outside of the press, press the bag at 400℉ for 45 seconds using medium pressure.
Pro Tip #3: If you have a pressing pillow, place a pressing pillow inside of the bag before pressing to avoid harsh pressing lines and to avoid seam lines if needed.

before and after transfer on Drawstring Bag
Step 11: Before removing the bag from the heat press, do a “peek test” by lifting a corner of the design to make sure the design is transferred correctly. If you can see the design coming through the paper, you likely got a good transfer.
If the design is transferred well, you are done and you can remove the tape and paper from the drawstring bag. If it is not, replace and press again.

artesprix drawstring bag with stamp pads and markers
Step 12: Allow project to cool before repeating the steps above to personalize the other side.

dog treat bag with artesprix sublimation markers
This bag turned out so cute!  We can carry it on the leash, our belts, or wrapped around our wrists when taking Walter (that’s my handsome rescue Boxer) and his buddies out on walks.For more fun ideas for your next Iron-on-Ink project, check out the Artesprix Blog. Let us know if you try out this project by using the #Artesprix & #IrononInk or post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group.  
If you want to learn more about me, visit my About Me here.
Now, grab your Iron-On-Ink Drawstring Bags and go make something yummy for your fur babies!
Naomi Garcia

**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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