Fun Headband with New Iron-on-Ink Stamp Refills

Hey everyone, Sarah here! I am so excited about this project. I had so much fun creating this headband. I used the new Artesprix ink refills and stamp pad to create this awesome project. I used the ink refills like a waterpaint. Read on for more! 

Artesprix sublimation headband with stamp ink refills

What are Artesprix Products?

Artesprix has fantastic products that are easy to use to create permanent designs on sublimation blanks without the need for an expensive printer and ink. All you need is a heat source, plain paper, a sublimation blank, and your Artesprix products!

sublimation stamp pad iron-on-ink stamp refills polyester headband


April Blank of the Month Headband

Artesprix stamp pad ink refills (available May 1)

Sublimation Stamp pad

Project Mat

Copy Paper – I used mixed media paper for this project. 

Heat Tape

Protective paper

Tim Holtz stencil

Paintbrush and stencil brush

Heat press or iron

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace your blank onto plain copy paper using a pencil. I traced this blank twice, one right under the other so I knew how big to make my design to cover both sides of the headband.

headband template for artesprix project

Step 2: Put a few drops of each color on a piece of plastic and use a wet brush to pick up and blend the color.

sublimation stamp ink refill yellow

Step 3: Paint your colors onto the page, making sure to cover the entire traced area, with sublimation you always color outside the lines. 

sublimation ink refill design with artesprix iron-on-ink

Step 4: Once I was done painting, I used my stencil and stencil brush to add a pattern to my paper.

sublimation black stamp pad with Tim holt stencil

Step 5: Heat your press to 400°F and set the timer for 45 seconds. 

polyester headband secured with artesprix heat tape

Step 6: Position your blank on the design and tape it in place. I folded my page over the blank so both sides are covered.

polyester sublimation headband before transfer

Step 7: Once it’s taped in place, 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.

protective siliconized paper on polyester headband before transfer

Step 8: Place the sublimation sandwich on your press. Once your heat source reaches temperature, press your zip case for 45 seconds. I actually pressed one side then flipped my project over and pressed the other side. Once it is pressed, do a peek test to make sure you got a good transfer.

sublimation polyester headband after transfer

Step 9: If you got a good transfer, use heat gloves to move the headband to a heat resistant surface. I use my Artesprix Protective Project mat. Once cooled enough to touch, remove the copy paper and heat tape.

sublimation headband with artesprix iron-on-ink

My daughter loves these headbands and has plans for me to make her a bunch more. For even more inspiration don’t forget to check out some of the other posts on the Artesprix blog. This headband post by Nicole or this headband that Alison created! As always, be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects. 

I can’t wait for you to see what Artesprix has in the works. I know you will be as excited as I am at all the possibilities!

I have really enjoyed my time as a Designer with Artesprix for the last 2 terms and look forward to continuing to spread the Iron-on-Ink magic as an affiliate. To stay in touch with me head on over to my blog, join my Facebook Group, or follow me on Instagram. 

Stay crafty! 

Sarah Clark

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