Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Artesprix Bottle Opener

Hello all, Lori here, with a new Artesprix Blank of the Month project (featuring the Bottle Opener Sublimation Blank).  I’m looking forward to stuffing a few stockings with these Sublimation Bottle Openers this Christmas. With a few easy steps you can create a unique gift to wow someone you care about, these would be great for Valentines Day or New Years too! Check out the step by steps below to find out how to use Artesprix Sublimation Stamp ink, Refills and Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium to create these handy Sublimation Bottle Openers.

stamped sublimation bottle opener with artesprix stamp pads

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 bottle openers artesprix Iron-on-ink rubber stamps


Sublimation Stamp Ink - Black

Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium

Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill - Blue & Green

Protective Project Mat 

Bottle Ornament - Sublimation Blank

Heat tape 

Protective paper 

Club Scrap Stamp Set - Lakes

Craft Mat

Palette Knife

Computer Paper

Heat Source

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Spread a layer of Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium onto a craft mat and add a few drops of Sublimation Ink Refill. I used Blue and Green.

white lightning acrylic paint with sublimation craft ink

Step 2: Spray Paint/Ink mixture with water and spread out on a craft mat with a palette knife.

mixed iron-on-ink from blue and green stamp pad ink refill

Step 3: Press paper down into the Paint/Ink mixture, slowly lift paper up and then allow to dry. 

sublimation stamp design on artesprix background design

Step 4: Apply Black Sublimation Stamp Ink to your design stamp and add layer on top of the background.

secured sublimation bottle opener to finished design

Step 5: Place Bottle Opener onto inked paper and secure with heat tape.

Step 6: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing two pieces of placing protective paper on the top and bottom of the secured Bottle Opener.

Step 7: Heat set using appropriate settings for the Bottle Opener which is, 45 seconds at 400℉.

artesprix design on bottle opener after transfer

Step 8: After heat set, take-a-peek at the transfer to ensure it was successful (do not remove tape until transfer is confirmed). Re-heat if needed.  

before and after artesprix transfer on bottle opener

Step 9: Remove paper to reveal the transferred image. Allow blank to cool before repeating the steps above to personalize the opposite side. 

I am always pleased to find a project that is creative and useful and Artesprix always delivers. These projects allow me to use love of paper crafting skills to create personalized items that are useful in everyday life. The Sublimation Bottle Opener certainly fits that bill and that makes me happy! I hope you will give  Artesprix’s Sublimation Iron-on-Ink products a try as there are so many ways to make wonderful creations.

Happy Day! 

Lori Warren


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