Iron-on-Ink Christmas Gnome Wine Caddy

Hello Friends! I’m super excited to share my project with you today...I have to say, this is my most favorite project I have created for Artesprix and I created many projects over the past year. Come...read along so you can learn how to make this adorable Wine Caddy. I’m pretty sure I will be gifting this to a friend who is a gnome lover… for Christmas, of course!  Let’s get started!
Sublimation wine caddy with artesprix trinity stamps and the crafters workshop
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Magic Ink that transfers their beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester product with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize using sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat, creating a permanent, lifetime transfer.

sublimation markers sublimation stamp pad wine caddy stencils stamps
Materials:
Gnomie Botanical and Original Sublimation Markers
Blank Copy Paper
Wine Caddie
Trinity Stamps Stamps: Holiday Hang Out
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil: Joyeux Noel
Acrylic Stamp Block
Sublimation Ink Pad
Project Mat
Protective Paper
Heat Tape
Heat Source (Heat Press or Iron)
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Trace your Wine Caddie onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.
sublimation wine caddy template with pencil
Pro Tip: Set your heat press at 400℉ for 75 seconds before you start working on your Wine Caddy. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished. 
sublimation stamp design trinity stamps
Step 2: Stamp designs onto a sheet of copy paper using the Sublimation Ink Pad. BUT, before you stamp in your wine caddy template, you may want to practice stamp on a scrap piece of paper a few times. Sometimes, the ink does not cling to stamps if the stamp is brand new, which doesn’t always give you a crisp design. You can eliminate this issue just by stamping on a scrap piece of paper a few times… Trust me! 
sublimation marker trinity stamps gnomes
Step 3: Color in the images using your sublimation markers. Do not worry if the colors look muted, it is all a part of the sublimation magic!
sublimation wine caddy with the crafters workshop stencils
Step 4: Flip the stencil around to create a mirrored text and color in the sentiment using a Black Fine Tip Sublimation Marker.
secured sublimation wine caddy with heat tape
Step 5: Using heat tape, secure the Wine Caddy. Easiest way is to tape the Wine Caddy to the paper, so be sure to leave a few inches of paper around your template area. 
sublimation sandwich for wine caddy
Step 6: Make you "Sublimation Sandwich" to get ready to transfer. Cut two pieces of protective paper, bigger than your template, and place one on the bottom layer, then your Wine Caddy with your design secured face-down, and add your other piece of protective paper. The bottom piece of protective paper protects the under surface, the protective paper on top protects the heating surface of your heat source. 
craft heat press
Step 7: Transfer your deisn in accordance with the directions. This blank calls for 400℉ for 75 seconds. If you're using a home iron, keep your design small, and use a tile technique transferring each design on the highest heat for 3 minutes. 
peek test to ensure good transfer
Step 8: Take a little "Peek Test" to make sure the colors are vibrant. 
Step 9: Carefully, remove the Wine Caddy from the heat press using gloves. Then place onto the Project Mat to cool down. After a minute or two, remove the paper and heat tape to reveal your vivid design!

Isn’t this the cutest thing ever!? I just love it so much! Thank you for visiting today! If you enjoyed this tutorial, check out my Thankful Metal Panel.  It’s super cute! Looking to make your first purchase? Click here to shop through my affiliate link! Click here, to shop for Trinity Stamps!
Nicole Martel,
Design Team Member
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