Kindness Matters Artesprix Ombre Pillow Case

Hello all, Lori here, with a new Blank of the Month Project featuring Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Ink, Markers, Acrylic Lighting Medium and Refill Sublimation Ink . This project builds on the theme of the Ombre PIllow Case, Blank of the Month, and focuses on a two layered stenciled technique featuring inked words over a painted design. The instructions below will walk you through the steps by steps which includes a helpful Pro Tip as well as an option for any "oops!".  

sublimation ombre pillow case with artesprix iron-on-ink

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What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink? 

It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!

sublimation pillow case artesprix stamp pad ink refills


Sublimation Markers – Black 

Sublimation Stamp Refill Ink – Blue, Green & Yellow 

Sublimation Stamp Ink - Black

Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium

Protective Project Mat

Ombre Pillow Case, Blank

Heat tape

Protective paper

TCW Stencil, TCW2188 & TCW 814  

Removable Tape

Computer Paper

Heat Press

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Add drops of Blue, Green, and Yellow Sublimation Refill Ink onto a craft mat along with Acrylic Lighten Medium. 

sublimation stamp ink on craft mat

Step 2: Mix each color of refill ink with Acrylic Lightening Medium. 

sublimation artesprix iron-on-ink on craft mat

Step 3: Secure your stencil over paper with removable tape. 

secured stencil on plain paper

Step 4: Apply ink/lightening medium mixture to stencil with blending tool.  

artesprix iron-on-ink applied to stencil on plain paper

Step 5: Remove the stencil and allow ink/paint to dry completely.

stenciled design on plain paper with Artesprix Iron-on-ink

Step 6: Place a word stencil, backwards, onto the paper. Apply Sublimation Stamp Pad Ink with a blending tool. 

stenciled word with artesprix sublimation stamp pad

Pro Tip: Repeat the last step with additional words, as needed. For crisp word edges, trace the letters in the stencil with a Fine Tip Sublimation Marker prior to adding stamp ink with a blending tool. 

stenciled text with artesprix sublimation stamp pad

Pro Tip #2: If you have any ink smudges, cut out of white space prior to heat setting, or put a piece of Heat Tape/Heat Resistant Mask over it. 

finished sublimation design before transfer

Step 7: Secure design face-down to the pillow case with heat tape. 

secured design to pillow case before transfer

Step 8: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the secured project Ombre between two pieces of protective paper. Add a third piece of protective paper inside the pillow case to prevent ink from transferring through to the other side.

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer 

Step 9: Heat set using appropriate settings for the blank. These Ombre Pillow Cases call for 385℉ for 45 seconds.

sublimation design on ombre pillow case after transfer

Step 10: After heat set, take-a-peek at the transfer to ensure it was successful. The key in this step is to not remove tape until transfer is confirmed, so you have the ability to re-heat if needed.  

before and after sublimation pillow case with artesprix

Step 11: After a successful step 10, remove paper to reveal the transferred design.

This blank is different than what we are usually creating with, I love the way my transfer turned out! This blank is only available for the month of March so if you think you might want to try this project be sure to grab one while you can! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, along with the Pro Tips you will want to remember for later. If you decide to give Artesprix Sublimation products a try, post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group where Makers are always sharing inspirational projects.

Happy Day! 

Lori Warren

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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