Hey Everyone, Sarah here! This time I’m doing a fun project with the Artisprix Pet Bandana. I have two dogs at home and we love to “dress” them up. I live in Minnesota and it gets cold here in the winter so my pitbull wears sweaters all winter. My husky is a little warmer, so she wears bandanas all the time. She loves it. For this project I decided to make a halloween themed bandana for her to wear. We love Halloween in my house! So this was the perfect project.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
My favorite part about Artesprix Sublimation Markers is that you do not need an expensive printer and inks to create fantastic sublimation products. With these sublimation markers, simply draw your design on plain copy paper and press onto a sublimation blank. That’s it, super simple, super fun!!
Heat press or iron
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank. I knew I wanted to do a “tye dye” effect so there was no need. I just picked 2 colored Artesprix Markers, in this case purple and orange, and colored my design on the entire sheet of copy paper.
Pro Tip: Make sure you use a lint roller to clean your blank before you move on to the next step.
Step 2: Once the design is colored, scrunch up your blank. This is harder than it looks. I took me a couple tries to get it just how I wanted it.
Step 3: Tape your design in place. I made sure to use enough tape so the blank was held securely in place.
Step 4: Set your Heat Press to 385°F. If you're using a home iron, keep your design small and set it to the highest heat, no steam.
Step 5: 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 6: Press your pet bandana at 385°F for 30 seconds. Then make sure you do a peek test to verify that you got a good transfer. Once cooled, remove the copy paper and tape.
Step 7: I wanted to add a design to my bandana so I used my Silhouette to sketch out a bat design. To find out more about sketching with your Silhouette you can check out my blog post Sketching with Silhouette. Once it was done sketching, I colored it in. If you had design stamps in shape of a bat, you could use those as well with the Sublimation Stamp Pad.
Step 8: Position the design where you want it on the bandana and secure it in place using heat resistant tape.
Step 9: Create another sublimation sandwich. I had to use two new pieces of protective paper because the ones from my first press had ink transfer on them.
Step 10: Press your blank again for 30 seconds. Do a peek test to make sure the design transferred.
Step 11: Once cooled, remove the copy paper and heat tape to reveal your creation.
I am so excited for my dog to wear this! She loves showing off her bandanas. My kids thought it was the coolest thing. Don’t forget to join the Artesprix Facebook group and share all your fantastic creations!
Until next time,
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