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My daughter LOVES custom shirts. She was so excited about this project. She helped me by picking out what stamps she wanted and what colors we used to color it in. She was so excited to see this project come to life.
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What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers have endless possibilities. They are so simple to use and you don’t need any fancy equipment. All you need is the markers, or in this case some stamps and the Artesprix stamp pad, some copy paper, a heat source, and a sublimation blank.
Heat Press or iron
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank, although I did make sure I was making the design big enough for the shirt and small enough to fit within my heat platen of my Heat Press. I just kind of eyeballed how big the design needed to be. It is for my 5-year-old daughter so it didn’t need to be huge, but I didn’t want it to be too small either.
Step 2: I started with the “centerpiece” stamp. It was the biggest one that I used for my design. Place the stamp on the acrylic blank and put ink on it using the Artesprix Stamp Pad.
Step 3: Once all the images are stamped. I made sure the design was a good size. I basically just held it up to the shirt to make sure it wasn’t too small.
Step 4: Once the design ready start coloring. This is always my favorite part.
Step 5: Heat your press to 370°F.
Step 6: While the heat press is heating, get the design ready to press. The first thing you want to do is use a lint roller on the shirt to make sure there is nothing that will interfere with the transfer.
Step 7: Secure your design in place with Heat Tape.
Pro Tip: To make sure I was centered, I folded my shirt in half and pressed it so I could set the center of the shirt. I then folded my paper in half and lined up that line with the line on the shirt.
Step 8: Now create your "sublimation sandwich". A sublimation sandwich is made up of a layer of protective paper, your blank with the design secured to it, and another piece of protective paper. For the shirt, I put the “bottom” piece of protective paper inside the shirt so the ink wouldn’t transfer onto the back of the shirt. It is often a good idea to add an additional piece between the backside of the shirt and the pad of your press, you never know what ink could be hiding!
Step 9: Place the sublimation sandwich on your press. Once your heat source reaches temperature, press your door hanger for 35 seconds. When the time is up, do a peek test to make sure you got a good transfer.
Step 10: Peek Test Time! Before your big reveal, ensure you got a good transfer by peeking along one side before removing the tape. If you didn't, check your time, temperature, sublimation sandwich, and pressure, and try again.
Step 11: If you got a good transfer, remove the project from the heat press. And remove the copy paper and heat tape.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I can’t wait to see what you create. My daughter could not wait to wear this shirt. Be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects.
Until next time,
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