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.
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!?
Heat Press or Heat Source
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils (TCW2419, TCW2431)
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.
Step 2: Next, I used low tack tape to position the stencil securely.
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.
Pro Tip: Turn on your heat source before getting creative so it can warm up while you work. The Puzzle calls for 400℉.
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.
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
Step 6: Place “Sublimation Sandwich” in you 400℉ heat press and set for 60 seconds with firm pressure.
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.
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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