Good morning. Nicole here! I’m sharing another bandana I created for a special kitty… Maybe, my mom’s kitty, Oscar will like it since my kitty doesn’t want to wear one of these adorable bandanas! I created this adorable bandana using Artesprix’s Sublimation Markers and some stamps from Sassy & Crafty! If you don’t have a kitty, you can do something for your pups! Come see how this came together. It was super simple and fun to make!
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 sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.
Blank Pet Bandana
Pastel and Original Iron-On-Ink Sublimation Markers
Sublimation Ink Pad
Acrylic Stamp Block
Hand Lettering Sublimation Stamps
Sassy & Crafty Happy Dragon Stamp and Kitty Stamp Set
Plain Copy Paper
Heat Press or Home Iron
Step 1: Tape three pieces of letter size copy paper together using heat tape so that you have enough area to work with for your bandana.
Pro Tip: Set your heat press at 385℉ before you start working on your bandana. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished.
Step 2: Trace your Bandana onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.
Step 3: Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block.
Step 4: Use a small piece of heat tape to cover any smudges so that they do not transfer to the blank.
Step 5: Next, use the Sublimation Markers to color in the stamped designs. The colors may appear muted on the paper but once heat is applied the colors will be much brighter.
Step 6: Use the Hand Lettering Sublimation Stamps to stamp “love” all over the traced area. These are stamps specifically designed for Sublimation. If you want to use traditional text stamps you'll have to incorporate a mirroring tool like a MISTI or mirroring stamp.
Step 7: With sublimation, often with fabrics you should prep your blank by using a lint roller to remove anything that can’t be seen with the naked eye. After lint rolling, "pre-press" your blank to wick out any moisture.
Step 8: Using heat tape, tape down the bandana (faced down) onto the paper.
Step 9: Place a piece of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of your bandana. Place your "Sublimation Sandwich" inside the heat press for 30 seconds at 385℉.
Step 10: Carefully, take a peek at the project to ensure your transfer was successful. If your transfer is not bright and vivid, check all your variables and repress.
Step 11: Remove the heat tape and paper from the bandana to reveal your vivid design!
Thanks so much for visiting today! I am absolutely loving Kitty Bandana made with Artesprix. If you think you're ready to try making one of your own, click here to start shopping through my affiliate link! Artesprix's Sublimation Products are so much fun and they make great gifts for the holidays!
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