It’s Tanya, hiding out in the air conditioning, down in Louisiana. The blank for this project is the Artesprix Magnet. Using my pup for inspiration again, I am going to make a Pop Art dog face magnet. These bright colors will really POP (pun intended) on my black fridge.
What are Artesprix Markers?
Any art tool that allows people be more creative at expressing themselves is something I gravitate to. The sublimation markers allow anyone to create their own original artwork and transfer to any dye sub substrate!!! This really changes the “homemade” gift game. As an art educator, Artesprix will definitely be added to some of my classes.
- Artesprix Magnet blank
- Artesprix iron-on-ink Markers
- Plain Copy Paper
- Heat Source (Heat Press or Craft Press)
- Printer/ Computer
- Heat Tape
- Protective Paper
- Optional: Standard Printer to trace printed designs
Step 1: I found a cute dog image and printed it out with my regular printer, approximately the size of the magnet. (Artesprix has the dimensions available on the product page and the packaging) I flipped the image to print, even though I really didn’t need to since there is no text, but I’m really trying to get used to reversing my printed images!
Pro Tip: Turn on the heat press and set the temp to 400℉.
Step 2: I placed the magnet on top of the image and traced around it to determine which direction it looked best with my image. Because I don't know what will happen when the blank ink is heated, it is best to trace on a new piece of copy paper to ensure even application.
Step 3: Cut your design out, using the magnet outline that you drew. Be sure to leave at least ½ inch around the edge so you can tape the design to the magnet. Try not to tape on the front side. I wrapped the overlap around the back of the magnet, making sure that the image perfectly fit on the front side. Using the heat tape, tape securely. This method works well with one sided sublimation blanks.
Pro Tip: I find it is easier to place the image face up on my work space and lay the magnet face down onto the image. I can see if I am cutting off some of the design.
Step 4: Create a “sublimation sandwich” by covering the top and bottom of the magnet with the protective paper.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to make sure your design is taped face down on the top side of your "Sublimation Sandwich". Artesprix explains it as: the design is the cheese, and your blank is your hamburger, and your cheese goes on top of your hamburger.
Step 5: Press for 75 seconds.
Step 6: Peek test! Before you take the tape off your design, take a peek at the design to make sure it transferred properly.
Step 7: Let the magnet cool before you try to add on the magnet adhesive backing that is included with your Artesprix Magnets.
How cute is this magnet!?
This magnet is going to be used ONLY for things related to Sassy, the dog!
I am having such a blast using Artesprix Iron-on-ink markers! I can quickly make a very professional looking project. Everyone is in awe that I made that at my house. Then I get to educate them on this awesome product and that they too can do it! Everyone loves to make and give handmade gifts, so now is the time to get comfortable with all the Artesprix tools. So, let’s get started!
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