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.
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!
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.
Step 2: Spray Paint/Ink mixture with water and spread out on a craft mat with a palette knife.
Step 3: Press paper down into the Paint/Ink mixture, slowly lift paper up and then allow to dry.
Step 4: Apply Black Sublimation Stamp Ink to your design stamp and add layer on top of the background.
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℉.
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.
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.