Hey guys, Sarah here! I had so much fun with this month’s blank of the month. I have recently participated in a Pprocreate virtual “retreat”. So this month I decided to apply some of the Procreate tips I’ve learned into my project. I also used a little “cheat” when doing my project. If you want to learn more keep reading.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix sublimation markers are a little bit (who are we kidding....A LOT) of joy wrapped up in a marker. I love these markers so much. There is no end to what you can create. All you need is some of these markers, a sublimation blank, plain copy paper, a heat source, and your imagination.
Sublimation Markers (I used the Gnomie pack for this project)
Heat press or iron
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank. I measured my blank and made sure my design fit into those dimensions.
Step 2: I created a canvas in procreate that was 8” x 8” and used some mandala brushes I had to place the mandalas where I wanted to and sized them how I wanted. I also picked a font and typed out my text. Make sure you flip your text so it reads backward on the screen.
Step 3: Now for my little cheat. I saved the file from Procreate as a png file and printed it onto plain copy paper with my sublimation printer. If you don’t have a sublimation printer you can print it with just a regular printer and trace it from the backside of the paper.
Step 4: Once it was printed I got to coloring. I colored in the text and mandalas with my Artesprix markers. This is ALWAYS my favorite part. Even though my text printed solid, I did color over it with my black marker.
Step 5: Make sure you use a lint roller to clean your blank before you move on to the next step.
Step 6: After you are done coloring, tape your design in place. Make sure to use enough tape so the blank was held securely in place.
Step 7: Heat your press to 400° F.
Step 8: Create your sublimation sandwich. It is very important that you make sure the protective paper covers the entire sheet of copy paper (top and bottom).
Step 9: Press your pot holder for 50 seconds. Then make sure you do a peek test to verify that you got a good transfer.
Step 10: Once your blank is cooled, remove the heat tape and copy paper.
I had so much fun with this pot holder. There are so many ways to customize them. For more inspiration check out this post by Rita and this one by Nicole. Don’t forget to join the Artesprix Facebook group and share all your fantastic creations!
Until next time,
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