Dreamy Iron-on-Ink Blank of the Month Button

Hello all, Make a Dreamy Sublimation Button with me! Lori here, with a new Artesprix Sublimation project featuring a Sublimation Blank of the Month Button as well as stamps from Hero Arts. Why be ordinary?  Be bold by mixing your Artexprix mediums to create a swirly background that goes perfectly with the Hero Art’s Celestial Bold Background stamp. Check out the instructions and Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps. 

sublimation button with artesprix iron-on-ink
What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?
It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!

hero arts artesprix sublimation ink button pin
Sublimation Stamp Pad –Black
Sublimation Refill ink –Blue, Purple 
Sublimation Acrylic Paint –Blue 
Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium -White
Protective Project Mat 
Heat tape
Protective paper 
Multi-Purpose Cleaner 
Hero Arts, Bold Prints - Celestial 
Emerald Creek, Lori’s Cards & Creations –Inspired, Sublimation Words 
Wood Stick 
Computer Paper 
Heat Press
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Ensure you have a piece of plain copy paper larger than the size of the button.

white paint with stamp ink
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of Lightening Medium to craft mat and then dot with Refill ink.

white acrylic paint with artesprix stamp ink
Step 3: Swirl Ink and Paint with a wooden stick.
Step 4: Press a piece of copy paper down into the ink swirl and lift to reveal transfer.

sublimation craft design with Artesprix ink
Step 5: Clean mat with New Artesprix Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
Step 6: Tape inked/painted paper to stamp press base using removable tape.

sublimation artesprix design with iron-on-ink
Step 7: Use a stamp press to stamp Hero Art’s Bold Prints, Celestial Image with Black, Sublimation Stamp Ink.
Step 8: Using a stamp press, stamp “Dream” using the sublimation stamp set from Emerald Creek Designs. 

finished sublimation design with artesprix iron-on-ink
Step 9: Place Button over the section of paper that you would like to transfer and secure with heat tape.

secured sublimation button design before transfer
Step 10: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the button between two pieces of protective paper.

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer
Step 11: Heat set using appropriate settings for the blank. The buttons call for 60 seconds at 400℉.

sublimation artesprix design after transfer
Step 12: After heat set, conduct a "peek test" at the transfer to ensure it was successful. It is important to not remove tape until transfer confirmed, in case you need to re-heat.

before and after sublimation transfer
Step 13: Remove paper to reveal the transfer.
Step 14: For the 2nd button, mix 3:1 ratio of Lightening Medium and Blue Acrylic paint. Cover paper base prior to repeating the steps above.

sublimation button with added fastener
Step 15: Once buttons have cooled after transfers, apply adhesive fastener. 

I hope that you have enjoyed this project and that it has inspired you to dream up other crafty Iron-on-Ink ideas using the Artesprix Sublimation products. There are so many possibilities! Don't forget this Button Blank is only available for the month of March so don't wait to grab your set.
Happy Day!
Lori Warren
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