Hello, I am Adam and I am a paper crafting guru turned sublimator! I am ready for winter to end and the world to renew itself with the greening of the grasses and the budding of flowers. I have the February Blank of the Month Drawstring Bag from the Artesprix collection to use with and Iron-on-Ink. This gift bag will be used at Easter, stuffed with trinkets and candy for the big family Easter egg hunt.
Note: I will make more Artesprix burlap bags using the Artesprix sublimation ink and markers and different Easter designs so keep and eye out on my social media sites!
What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?
For me I see it as an extension of what I currently use. Artesprix Iron-on Ink offers a complete line of sublimation products that allow artists and crafters to personalize polyester-coated blanks with their own designs.
Step 1: Start by tracing the Drawstring Bag on copy paper. Use a piece of paper larger than your blank, additional space allows me to shift the design as needed while leaving room for the heat transfer tape to be used without interfering with the transfer.
Step 2: Stamp the design/Easter eggs using the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad on the printer paper template as desired.
Step 3: Using the sublimation markers, color in the designs stamped onto the paper. At this point I decided to add additional fill by free handing grass into the background of the design using the Artesprix heat transfer green marker.
Pro Tip: I usually turn on the heat press during this stage of my creating. This allows plenty of time to get the press to the proper temperature. For this project I set the temperature to 400℉ with 45 seconds for transfer time.
Step 4: With your design on your work surface face-up, secure your Drawstring Bag/Blank face-down. This Blank is double-sided so it does not matter which side your transfer to first.
Step 5: This step is referred to as a "sublimation sandwich". Cut two pieces of the protective paper larger than the Drawstring Bag, and a third small enough to fit in the bag. Place in the Heat Press with the two larger pieces on the outside, and your design should be on top, not under the blank.
Step 6: Transfer the blank according to the time and temperature and time suggested by manufacturer. The suggested temperature is 400℉ and 45 seconds for this Drawstring Bag.
Step 7: The most important step is next, the "peek test". Do not remove the tape from the blank until you lift a corner of the printer paper with the design to verify your transfer was successful.
Step 8: Once you confirmed your transfer looks great, reveal your vivid design!
I hope you enjoyed my leap into fabric bags for special occasions with Iron-on-Ink. I am looking forward to creating more fun projects this term with Iron-on-Ink. If you liked this Blog, check out other projects on the Artesprix Blog. You can find more of my work over on my Instagram at for more crafty inspiration.
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