Iron-on-Ink Relax Blank of the Month Puzzle

Good morning, friends! I’m sharing a the Blank of the Month March project with you today and it is a puzzle! This is such a fun blank and I really enjoyed making this project! Come see how I used stencils and sublimation markers to create a personalized puzzle that will last as long as the memories we make using it. 

sublimation puzzle with sublimation iron-on-ink markers

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers have the capability to transfer your drawings from a plain copy paper to any Polyester blank with a unique process called “Sublimation.” Once the blank goes through the heat press, your transfer is permanent! It will not wash off. So cool, right!?

sublimation puzzle sublimation markers the crafters workshop stencil

Materials:

Blank of the Month March 2022 Puzzle

Sublimation Markers

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Heat Press or Heat Source

Copy Paper

Pencil 

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils (TCW2419, TCW2431)

Step-by-Step Tutorial: 

Step 1: To begin, I used a pencil to trace the puzzle onto plain white cardstock so I knew how much space I had to work with.

sublimation puzzle template on copy paper with pencil

Step 2: Next, I used low tack tape to position the stencil securely. 

sublimation puzzle the crafters workshop stencil design

Step 3: Sublimation requires mirrored text. To create mirrored text I flipped my The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil over and traced “Relax-Unwind-Enjoy”. Add your Sublimation marker color as desired. 

sublimation marker design with the crafters workshop stencil

Pro Tip: Turn on your heat source before getting creative so it can warm up while you work. The Puzzle calls for 400℉.

sublimation mirrored text with iron-on-ink markers using a stencil

Step 4: Once you are finished designing, tape down the puzzle onto the sublimated design. I found it easiest to remove the puzzle from the frame before taping. 

secured sublimation transfer for craft puzzle

Step 5: You are ready to create a “Sublimation Sandwich”, cut two pieces of protective paper bigger than your puzzle and build from bottom to top:

Artesprix Protective Paper

Puzzle secured to design with the copy paper on top/face-down

Artesprix Protective Paper

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 6: Place “Sublimation Sandwich” in you 400℉ heat press and set for 60 seconds with firm pressure. 

sublimation puzzle transfer with sublimation iron-on-ink markers

Step 7: After your timer is finished, use caution and remove your project from the heat source onto a heat resistance work surface (like the Artesprix Project Mat). Once your project is cooler to the touch, before removing tape, peel back a small portion of the paper to ensure your transfer was successful. 

sublimation puzzle with artesprix iron-on-ink markers

Step 8: If you are pleased with the transfer, reveal your vivid design! 

This would be perfect for an AirBnB Beach House or Lake House! 

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Thank you so much for visiting today!

Nicole Martel

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