Iron-on-Ink Bloom in Grace Metal Panel

Hello Creative! I’m Rita Barakat, a mixed media artist, and I love drawing, painting, color and anything creative! Today I am bringing you a little art on a 5x7 metal panel, “Bloom in grace” that you can decorate yourself!

 Put your art on metal panel display sublimation

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix markers enable you to draw on regular printer paper and transfer it onto sublimation blank materials such as aprons, t-shirts, tumblers and more! Don't you love the idea that anything you can imagine can be transferred to just about any surface?


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Personally, I love the idea of words that inspire me to be around in my space, which is why I created today's project “Bloom in Grace” on a decorative metal panelCreate a template with pencil for your project, pencil doesn’t transfer, and it will be less likely that it marks up your blank. 

Set your heat press to _____ for 90 seconds to it heats up while you're creating. 

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Step 2: the words “bloom in grace”and the flowers float right off the surface.

Sublimation design metal panel

Step 3: With the design on the table face up, (note the writing looks normal not backwards) secure it, blank face down with tape.  Do not cover your design with tape.  

When using a heat press, only a couple pieces of tape is necessary. If using a home iron or crafting iron, more heat tape should be applied to prevent any shifting during the transfer process. I love that everyone can use Artesprix markers with a household iron!

sublimation metal panel design

Step 4: Make a sublimation sandwich. The Iron-on-Ink design should be secured face down on the top side of the sublimation sandwich. First time I did this project I forgot to mirror. So now I remember: if you can read the words normally it is right!

Sublimation metal panel design

Step 5: Before pressing, double check time, temperature, and pressure before doing your transfer. Ensure the design is secured face down on the top side of your sandwich, with 2 pieces of protective paper on the outside of your secured design. Then press! 

sublimation peek test

Step 6: Peek Test! My favorite part. Before removing any tape, peel back one corner of your paper to ensure you got a successful transfer. Look at how much brighter the flowers are now than before! 

Sublimation metal panel flowers

Step 7: Yay! We did it! The colors look gorgeous and the sign looks fabulous on my desk! When I look at it , it reminds me to give myself a little more grace. (Sometimes we can be our hardest critics!)

There is a small metal piece that is attached to the back of the frame- simple peel off the paper for the adhesive and attach it to the frame. Once in place you can bend it back so your frame stands nicely. 

Rita Barakat

Thanks so much for checking out this decorative metal panel!

I would love to hear what inspires you! Leave them in the comments below! And if you decide to make a decorative metal panel please leave us a link below, we would LOVE to see it!

See you next time!
Rita Barakat

P.S. DId you know there is an Inspirational Facebook Group? This is a great way to see others’ creations and to share yours too!

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