Hey Everyone, Sarah here. I love this month’s blank of the month. This wine caddy is fantastic. I thought it would make the best hostess gift for the holidays. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do on it, I realized I did not want it to be holiday specific, although that would be fine too. I wanted the person I gifted it to to be able to use it any time of the year.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Craft Supplies?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Stamp Pad are some of my most treasured items in my craft room! I love being able to use things like my rubber stamps to create things that are not just on paper. Just being able to pull out some markers or stamps and just create something on plain copy paper is just so enjoyable.
Sheet of craft plastic or transparency sheet
Small spray bottle with water
Heat press or iron
Step 1: Create a template for your design by tracing your blank onto a regular piece of copy paper. Be sure to use a pencil so that it does not transfer to your blank when you press it.
Step 2: To create a watercolor effect background, I used my markers to color on a piece of craft plastic. I placed my traced copy paper under it so I could see how much I needed to color.
Step 3: After coloring, I lightly sprayed the craft plastic with water and pressed the copy paper down on it. I rubbed the copy paper down with my hand to “smear” around the water and ink.
Step 4: Remove opy paper and set aside to dry. You can then just wipe off the piece of craft plastic to use another day on another project.
Step 5: Once the page is dry, use your stamps with the Artesprix stamp pad to stamp images onto the page. I used a few different stamps to achieve a semi-mixed media look. I wanted it to look layered.
Step 6: Set your Heat Press to 400℉.
Step 7: Now for the best part, color in your design (if you wish to do so)!
Step 8: When your design is finished. Tape your design to your blank using heat resistant tape. You don’t want your design to move when it is pressing.
Step 9: Create your sublimation sandwich. Two pieces of protective paper with your blank taped to the design in the middle. They key here is to have your protective paper protect your work surfaces and flip sandwich before putting in the press.
Step 10: Press your wine caddy for 75 seconds. Before you remove the taped design, do a peek test to make sure you got a good transfer.
Step 11: If you got a good transfer, remove the design from the press. Remember it will be hot. Once it is cool enough to touch, remove the tape and copy paper and your project is ready to give as a gift.
I had so much fun creating this Wine Caddy! December’s bank of the month is one of the best ones yet. I can’t wait to see what you create!
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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